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70.163 ~ 1856 ~ Larch Pug ~ Eupithecia lariciata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species, but can be found in large numbers in certain habitats.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Fletcher's Pug, Grey Pug and Golden-rod Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Plantations, gardens and parks.

Foodplant

Larch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva mid June-early August.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 14th June 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 14th July 2012, Hafren Forest
Melanic form

Photo by PRW, 15th Dec 2015, Commins Coch