Geometridae: Larentiinae

1828 (ABH70.177) Satyr Pug Eupithecia satyrata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08526

Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 9-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis), knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), thymes (Thymus spp.), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland and chalk grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 31 July

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Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Earith
Earith
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Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, yellow, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2