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70.176 ~ 1827s1 ~ Freyer's Pug ~ Eupithecia intricata
UK Status

Common. S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the north-east of the county. Since then it has been found at a few other sites, all in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 20-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of upland and lowland habitats.


Various conifer sp.

Lifestage data

Overwinters in cocoons amongst the foodplant. Larva August-Sept.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th June 2012, Middletown