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70.159 ~ 1855 ~ Cypress Pug  ~ Eupithecia phoeniceata
UK Status

Uncommon, found in southern England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. First recorded at Llandyssil in the east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-11mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Gardens, parks and plantations.

Foodplant

Cypress sp.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva October to May. Pupates in a slight cocoon amongst the needles and debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MEG, 29th Sept 2020, Llandyssil