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1846 Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata

Prout, 1938

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Narrow-winged Pug  Eupithecia nanata (Adult)

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Littleborough, Lancashire

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Littleborough, Lancashire

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1846 Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata

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1846 Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata

Prout, 1938

Wingspan 13-17 mm.

Inhabiting heathland and moorland, this distinctive species is fairly commonly distributed throughout Britain.

One of the earlier Pugs to emerge in the spring, it flies from April to June, and sometimes has a second generation in August.

The larvae feeds on the flowers of heather (Calluna) in the autumn.

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