Geometridae: Larentiinae

1830 (ABH70.179) Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata, (Clerck, 1759)

KR08527

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Helens Bay, Northern Ireland
Helens Bay, Northern Ireland
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, 29th July 2004 (on window)
Monks Wood, 29th July 2004 (on window)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The f.goossensiata form of the Ling Pug was originally thought to be a separate species, but is now considered a heathland race of this species.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), wormwoods (Artemesia spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago virguarea), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Gardens and suburban areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 68 (25.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 April to 05 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria
Pimpinel Pug Eupithecia pimpinellata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2