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70.162 ~ 1857 ~ Dwarf Pug ~ Eupithecia tantillaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 16-19mm.

Confusion species

Oak-tree Pug and Cloaked Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Plantations, gardens and parks.


Mainly Norway Spruce, sitka spruce and douglas fir but also found on other species of conifer.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 15th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 30th May 2010, Llanfyllin