The Moths of Suffolk
1812 Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and hedgerows, particularly on chalky soils

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

Larval foodplants : The flowers of Field Maple

Morley's Final Catalogue : Somewhat local, but doubtless overlooked. Bentley (Harwood) Woods in 1895-6 (Mly); Ipswich in August 1895 (Baylis) and near it (Stainton). Beccles (Crf); Flixton, (Crtw).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-10mm, Wingspan 13-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSmall Dusty Wave, Idaea seriata
Slender Pug, Eupithecia tenuiata
Valerian Pug, Eupithecia valerianata
Common Pug, Eupithecia vulgata

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (25.vii.2006) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva on Field Maple - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Larva on Field Maple - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Beaten from large flowering Field Maple tree - Lackford lakes, Suffolk (18.v.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ex larva, hatched July - Lackford lakes, Suffolk (18.v.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ex larva, hatched July - Lackford lakes, Suffolk (18.v.2013) © Neil Sherman