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70.168 ~ 1846 ~ Narrow-winged Pug ~ Eupithecia nanata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common. A well distributed species, but apart from moorland sites where it's more common, always found in low, single numbers.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-20mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Moorland, heathland and occasionally gardens.


Flowers of heather.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon in loose soil. Larva mid June-late September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 19th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 21st July 2012, Llanfechain