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Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)

Plain Pug
70.1660 (B&F: 1842)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Eupitheciini

Resident. Usually occurs singly at mv light in waste places, sometimes sparingly, but it is occasionally fairly common on the vegetated shingle beach at Rye. Chiefly distributed in central districts and in the extreme south-eastern and south western corners of the county. Very local, irregular in numbers and in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally from early June. Larvae feed on the seed heads of orache and goosefoot. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Coldean, Brighton, 28 vii 1987
Photo: Roy Leverton
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Findon Valley, 03 viii 2010
Photo: Mike Snelling
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Warnham LNR, 26 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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