|70.16 ~ 1835 ~ White-spotted Pug ~ Eupithecia tripunctaria|
Resident. Local S,C,(N).
A fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 17-21mm.
First generation on elder flowers, second generation on the developing fruits of umbellifers, such as cow parsley and hogweed.
Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva late June-late September.
Photo by MDH, 22nd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 26th April 2009, Commins Coch
Pic shows melanic form.