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Eupithecia nanata (Hübner, [1813])

Narrow-winged Pug
70.1680 (B&F: 1846)


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

Resident. Often fairly common to common at mv light and occasionally very common on heathland, occuring in singletons elsewhere. Widespread, but missing from a large part of central Sussex. High numbers are very local. Often double-brooded and sometimes partially triple-brooded in overlapping emergences. Flying from mid April to late August, although adults have been seen from second week of April to the third week of September. Larvae feed on the flowers of heather. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia nanata Prout, 1938
Ambersham Common, 29 ix 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling
Eupithecia nanata Prout, 1938
Findon Valley, 27 v 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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