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1815 ~ Cloaked Pug ~ Eupithecia abietaria
UK Status

Resident and suspected migrant. Uncommon

Montgomeryshire Status

Very rare. Just a handful of records of this species in Montgomeryshire.

Wingspan :  M & F, 21-25mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Plantations of introduced conifers

Foodplant

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

Photo by DB, 5th July 2017, Hafren Forest