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70.172 ~ 1843 ~ Thyme Pug ~ Eupithecia distinctaria
UK Status

Resident. Nationally scarce B

Montgomeryshire Status

This Nationally scarce B species was first recorded at Llanymynech Rocks in 2017.

Wingspan :   16-20mm

Confusion species

Ochreous Pug
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Favours limestone areas, coastal cliffs and sand dunes.


Flowers of wild thyme.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in a light earth. Larva, August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GO, 1st July 2017, Llanymynech