Geometridae: Larentiinae

1863 (ABH70.129) Dentated Pug Anticollix sparsata, (Treitschke, 1828)


Woodwalton Marsh
Woodwalton Marsh
 Photo © Nick Littlewood
Woodwalton Marsh
 Photo © Nick Littlewood

General Information

This species is not a true Pug.


Pupates in the food plant.

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

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce A


Woodland, scrub, fens and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 03 August

Similar Species
Holme Fen, July 2011
Holme Fen, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata

Nationally Scarce A

Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: