1832 Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
Doubleday, 1856Wingspan 17-22 mm.
Although superficially similar to several other Eupithecia species, this moth usually has a distinct black mark on the forewing, a broken white subterminal line ending in a 'toothed' white blotch, and a general chestnut colour to the forewings.
It inhabits woodland edges, gardens and allotments, and flies during May and June, with a second brood in the south during August.
The larvae lives on hop (Humulus lupulus) and red or black currant (Ribes spp.).