|1815 ~ Cloaked Pug ~ Eupithecia abietaria|
Resident and suspected migrant. Uncommon
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.
Plantations of introduced conifers
Mainly Norway spruce but also found on sitka spruce, noble fir, silver fir and larch.
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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