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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

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

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