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70.182 ~ 1832 ~ Currant Pug ~ Eupithecia assimilata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. An uncommon species found at scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-22mm.

Confusion species

Wormwood Pug, Ling Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Gardens, allotments, hedgerows and open woodland.


Wild hop, blackcurrant and redcurrant.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva early June-late July and late August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th June 2008, Commins Coch