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70.184 ~ 1819 ~ Mottled Pug ~ Eupithecia exiguata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found in low density throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 20-22mm.

Confusion species

Brindled Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, hedgerows and scrub.


Hawthorn, blackthorn, rowan, sycamore and dogwood.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a loose soil. Larva late June-early October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 5th May 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2010, Llanfyllin