Geometridae: Larentiinae

1822 (ABH70.154) Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata, (Hübner, [1799])

KR08495

Collage Valley, Northumberland
Collage Valley, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Collage Valley, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 8-9mm.
Foodplant(s): Field Mouse-ear (Cerastium arvense)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Marshy areas and coastal dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1959

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 01 June

Similar Species
Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2