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Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)

Common Pug
70.1830 (B&F: 1834)

Eupithecia scotica Cockayne, 1951
Eupithecia clarensis Huggins, 1962

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

Resident occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. Generally distributed but high numbers are very local. Single brooded in most places flying from late April to early July. During advantageous years a partial second emergence occurs when it flies again from early July to late August. Larvae feed on hawthorn, willow, bramble and sea buckthorn. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)
Belton Road, Brighton, 24 v 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)
Beachy Head, 18 ix 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)
Peacehaven, 10 vi 2006
Photo: Adrian Thomas
Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809)
Warnham LNR, 20 v 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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