|1833 ~ Bleached Pug ~ Eupithecia expallidata|
Resident. Nat. Scarce B SE,(W),(N).
A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Very uncommon, only found from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch, where it is recorded every year, but in very small numbers.
Wingspan : M & F, 20-24mm.
Pale forms of Wormwood Pug.
Woodland rides and clearings.
Flowers of golden rod.
Overwinters as a pupa in loose cocoon in the soil. Larva late August-mid October.
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Photo by PRW, 1st Aug 2006, Commins Coch