Pauper Pug Eupithecia egenaria
Pauper Pug Eupithecia egenaria
Adult • Sulehay Old Forest, Northants • © Andy Mackay

70.164 BF1824
Pauper Pug Eupithecia egenaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848


Wingspan 21-24 mm.

Also known as Fletcher's Pug, this species is a rare and local moth, occurring in a few localities throughout England and Wales. In some parts of eastern and south-east England, the population appears to be recovering or possibly reinforced by continental migrants.

The larvae feed on large-leaved lime (Tilia platyphyllos) and small-leaved lime (T. cordata).

May to June is the typical flight period for this species.
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