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70.166 ~ 1842 ~ Plain Pug ~ Eupithecia simpliciata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Guilsfield in the east of the county in 2018.

Wingspan :  M & F, 23-27mm.

Confusion species

Yarrow Pug
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Favours open areas with lighter soils.


Seedheads of goosefoots and oraches.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil, Larva, August to September.    
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SOS, 14th July 2018, Guilsfield