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70.183 ~ 1834 ~ Common Pug ~ Eupithecia vulgata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-22mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


The leaves of various trees, bramble and many species of low growing plants.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 8th May 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 18th May 2010, Llanfyllin