Scarce Pug Eupithecia extensaria - Distribution map

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70.178 BF1847

Scarce Pug Eupithecia extensaria

Prout, 1914

Wingspan c.24mm.

A very attractive and distinctive-looking species, Scarce Pug rests with an attenuated posture, giving it an unmistakeable appearance.

It is restricted to a few localities from East Anglia to Humberside, occupying saltmarsh habitats.

The adults fly in a single generation during June and July.

The larval foodplant is sea wormwood (Seriphidium maritimum), the caterpillars feeding on the leaves and flowers during August and September.
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