Geometridae: Larentiinae

1838 (ABH70.187) Tawny Speckled Pug Eupithecia icterata, (Villers, 1789)

KR08538

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Tawny Speckled Pug
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

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): Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), Sneezewort (Anthemis ptarmica)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Surburban gardens, rural gardens, grassland, fens and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 44 (16.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 21 September

Similar Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug Eupithecia egenaria
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, brown, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2