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70.149 ~ 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. In recent times it has only been recorded from a single site in the Hafren Forest in the south-west of the county.

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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 5th July 2017, Hafren Forest