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70.147 ~ 1811 ~ Slender Pug ~ Eupithecia tenuiata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, scattered records across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Maple Pug, Small Dusty Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp places.


The catkins of goat willow, grey willow and eared willow, probably other willow species as well.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva March-April. Pupating in the catkins or in the plant debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo DB, 19-07-13, Middletown Gen Det ANG