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1852 ~ Brindled Pug ~ Eupithecia abbreviata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Mottled Pug and Oak-tree Pug.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland containing oak, hedgerows and gardens.


Oak and hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in moss or bark on the foodplant or at the base of a tree in loose soil. Larva June-July.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 29th Mar 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 1st May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 3rd Apr 2011, Morben Isaf