Pimpinel Pug Eupithecia pimpinellata - Distribution map

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70.165 BF1845

Pimpinel Pug Eupithecia pimpinellata

(Hübner, [1813])

Wingspan 20-24 mm.

A well-marked pug, with distinct cross-lines and prominent blackish discal spot. The forewing ground colour can exhibit a kind of two-tone greyish and rufous effect.

The species occurs generally in the eastern and southern counties of England, and inhabits dry, chalky and similar habitats.

The larvae develop inside the seed capsules of burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga), feeding on the seeds as they ripen.

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