The Moths of Suffolk
1813 Haworth's Pug, Eupithecia haworthiata, Doubleday, 1856

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, most frequent in Breckland

Habitats : Open woodland, scrub and hedgerows, where the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : The flower buds of Traveller's Joy and cultivated species of Clematis

Morley's Final Catalogue : Another frequent kind, noted in Suffolk from only Bentley Woods, among clematis at Ipswich (Mly); Stowmarket, Bury, Barton Mills (Waters); Lowestoft (Bd) and annually in Gorleston garden (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-9mm, Wingspan 12-14mm


Confusion species
    AdultSlender Pug, Eupithecia tenuiata
Lead-coloured Pug, Eupithecia plumbeolata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk ( © Paul Bryant