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70.155 ~ 1823 ~ Netted Pug ~ Eupithecia venosata venosata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,NE.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species that has only been recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in recent times.

Wingspan :  M & F, 21-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mainly on chalk and limestone.


The ripening seed capsules of bladder campion and sea campion.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a loose soil, sometimes over a second winter. Larva mid June-late July.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GO, 25th May 2017, Llanymynech