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70.16 ~ 1835 ~ White-spotted Pug ~ Eupithecia tripunctaria
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-21mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Most habitats.

Foodplant

First generation on elder flowers, second generation on the developing fruits of umbellifers, such as cow parsley and hogweed.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva late June-late September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 26th April 2009, Commins Coch
Pic shows melanic form.