Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata: Distribution map

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Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 16-20 mm.

A distinctive and slender-winged Pug, it is thought that this species may resemble a bird-dropping and thus reduce attraction to predators.

Fairly common throughout Britain, occurring in a wide range of habitats, the species has one or two broods, being found on the wing from April to September.

The caterpillars feed on the flowers of a range of low-growing plants.
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