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70.189 ~ 1840 ~ Shaded Pug ~ Eupithecia subumbrata
UK Status

Resident. Local SE, (T).

Montgomeryshire Status

A very local species, perhaps a wanderer from elsewhere. First recorded in 2015 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 16-20mm.

Confusion species

Grey Pug & Bordered Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Salt marshes, downland, grassy places and other areas where the foodplant is found.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in loose earth. Larva, July-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th June 2015, Middletown