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  70.188 BORDERED PUG (Eupithecia succenturiata) Linnaeus  

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PICTURE: Caught at light in my garden on the Stone Road, Stafford, June 1987.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: Moths of this species are common and widely in the southern half of England. It is less common in the rest of England and Wales, and is scarcer and local in Scotland and Ireland. There is some variation in the adult moths that occurs occasionally. Some are heavily suffused with dark grey (ab. disparata).

 

WING SPAN: 21 to 24mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

        

FLIGHT PERIOD: The moth is single brooded, and adults are on the wing in July and August.

LARVAL PERIOD: The mature caterpillars are up to about 19mm in length.  They can be found in September and October. The caterpillars feed at night, and hide at ground level during the day. They over winter as pupae.

 

HABITAT: Its habitats include commons, waste ground, road side verges and other places where its food plants grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:   They feed on the leaves of Mugwort.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: None.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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