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1856 ~ Larch Pug ~ Eupithecia lariciata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally found species, but is only ever recorded in small numbers.

Wingspan :  M & F, 19-22mm.

Confusion species

Fletcher's Pug, Grey Pug and Golden-rod Pug.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Plantations, gardens and parks.



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