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1815 ~ Cloaked Pug ~ Eupithecia abietaria
UK Status

Resident and suspected migrant. Uncommon

Montgomeryshire Status

Very rare. Just three examples of this species exist for Montgomeryshire, all coming from the Lake Vyrnwy area in the late 1980's.

Wingspan :  M & F, 21-25mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Plantations of introduced conifers


Mainly Norway spruce but also found on sitka spruce, noble fir, silver fir and larch.

Lifestage data

Pupa overwinters in a cocoon amongst the pine needles on the ground. Larva late June-mid September, feeding on ripe seeds between the cone scales.
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Montgomeryshire photos