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1822 ~ Marsh Pug ~ Eupithecia pygmaeata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B S, C, N.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Very rare with only two county records, the last time being from the north of the county at Coed Fedw-ddu in 2005.

Wingspan :  M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Lead-coloured Pug.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Marshy ground and other wet places.

Foodplant

The flowers and seed capsules of field mouse-ear.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in in the plant debris. Larva June-July.
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