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70.157 ~ 1853 ~ Oak-tree Pug ~ Eupithecia dodoneata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,N?

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Brindled Pug, Dwarf Pug and Juniper Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Established woodland, hedgerows and scrub.


Mainly the calyx of berries, also found on hawthorn and pedunculate oak.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in moss or bark on the foodplant or in loose soil. Larva late June-early August.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 29th Apr 2009, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 18th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 21st Apr 2011, Llanfyllin