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Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Shaded Pug
70.1890 (B&F: 1840)

Synonym(s):
Eupithecia scabiosata (Borkhausen, 1794)


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

Resident. In East Sussex normally occurring singly in most places, sparingly at mv light on coast from Icklesham to Kent border, especially on vegetated shingle beach at Rye harbour and on parts of downs between Peacehaven and Eastbourne. In danger of extinction in West Sussex. Single-brooded flying mainly from late May to mid July, occasionally to the third week of July. Larvae feed chiefly on lady’s bedstraw and occasionally on flowers of thyme. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 23 vi 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Castle Hill NNR, 29 v 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Saltdean, 03 vii 2015
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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