The Moths of Suffolk
1811 Slender Pug, Eupithecia tenuiata, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Damp woodland, scrub, sallow carr, fens and marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : The catkins of Salix; mainly Goat Willow, Grey Willow and Eared Willow

Morley's Final Catalogue : Distinctly local but abundant where it occurs, in marshes; unnoted in the south. Glemham Magna (Bloomfield); Beccles (Crf); Bradwell Fen on 6 June 1933 (and abundant at Caister: Mly); somewhat common at Bungay (Mn). Stowmarket (C); near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-10mm, Wingspan 14-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultSmall Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata
Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata

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Belton, Suffolk (vii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman