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Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)

Pinion-spotted Pug
70.1740 (B&F: 1820)

Eupithecia consignata (Borkhausen, 1794)

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


Resident species usually occurring in singletons at mv light in bushy places. Widespread in south-west and extreme south-east corner of the county, but almost completely missing from elsewhere. Very local, enigmatic, and distinctly irregular in appearance. Single-brooded, flying mainly throughout May, occasionally from late April or to mid June. Laval foodplant has not been reported from Sussex, but hawthorn is known to serve elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)
Steyning, 22 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)
Pagham Harbour, 10 v 2008
Photo: Ivan Lang
Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790)
Findon Valley, 08 v 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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