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1854 ~ Juniper Pug ~ Eupithecia pusillata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Generally a scarce species but is found locally common in the Llanfyllin area in the north of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-21mm.

Confusion species

Oak-tree Pug.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Moorland, grassland and gardens.


Mainly juniper, but also found on cypress and red cedar.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva April-early June. Pupating in a flimsy cocoon among the pine needles.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin