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70.179 ~ 1830 ~ Wormwood Pug ~ Eupithecia absinthiata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, recorded across the county. This species and the Ling Pug are now consider to be one of the same species and are treated as such here.

Wingspan :  M & F, 21-23mm.

Confusion species

Ling Pug, Currant Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats including gardens.


The flowers of many plants of the asteraceae family..

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva July-October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2010, Llanfyllin