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70.15 ~ 1816 ~ Toadflax Pug ~ Eupithecia linariata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Wingspan :  M & F, 16-20mm.

An uncommon species in the county but probably overlooked due to confusion with the foxglove pug.

Confusion species

Foxglove Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Rough chalk and limestone grassland.


Common toadflax.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa on or just under the ground. Larva August-September, feeding on the flowers and later on the seed capsules.
Montgomeryshire photos