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1830 ~ Wormwood Pug ~ Eupithecia absinthiata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. Fairly uncommon. This species is very closely allied to the Ling Pug and some authorities consider them to be the same species. It has been recorded from much of the county and is likely to be more common than the records suggest.

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2010, Llanfyllin