Pinion-spotted Pug Eupithecia insigniata
Pinion-spotted Pug Eupithecia insigniata
Adult • © Gianpiero Ferrari

70.174 BF1820
Pinion-spotted Pug Eupithecia insigniata

(Hübner, 1790)


Wingspan 18-22 mm.

One of the more distinctively marked 'Pug' moths, occurring mainly in the southern half of England.

The adults fly in April and May, and can be found around hedgerows and similar bushy localities.

The slender greenish caterpillars have red markings along the back and feed on hawthorn (Crataegus) and apple (Malus).
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