Moth name search:
UKMoths: your guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland

1822 Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata

(Hübner, [1799])

Adult
Marsh Pug  Eupithecia pygmaeata (Adult)

Adult

Flixton, Greater Manchester

(Photo © )

Adult

Flixton, Greater Manchester

(Photo © )

1822 Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata

More images

Adult
Adult
Adult
Show Map

70.154 BF1822
Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata

(Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan 14-18 mm.

This rather dark brown, quite small Pug is uncommonly distributed in scattered localities over central and northern England, Scotland and parts of Ireland.

It flies in May and June, occupying both damp habitats such as marshes and fens, and drier locations like sand dunes and waste ground.

The larvae feed on field mouse-ear (Cerastium arvense), consuming the flowers and developing seeds.

UKMoths is sponsored by Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies