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70.18 ~ 1833 ~ Bleached Pug ~ Eupithecia expallidata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B SE,(W),(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

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.

Confusion species

Pale forms of Wormwood Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland rides and clearings.


Flowers of golden rod.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose cocoon in the soil. Larva late August-mid October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st Aug 2006, Commins Coch