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70.19 ~ 1837 ~ Grey Pug ~ Eupithecia subfuscata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Common. Recorded throughout much of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-21mm.

Confusion species

Golden-rod Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats, especially damp and wetter sites.


The flowers and seeds of many types of broadleaf trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva June-October.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2011, Llanfyllin