The Moths of Suffolk
1814 Lead-coloured Pug, Eupithecia plumbeolata, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Locally extinct/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Larval foodplants : Common Cow-wheat, on the flowers

Comments : No recent confirmed records

Morley's Final Catalogue : A species of common occurrence throughout England, yet noted with us only before 1890 from Needham (L) and Stowmarket (C).

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-10mm, Wingspan 14-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultSlender Pug, Eupithecia tenuiata
Haworth's Pug, Eupithecia haworthiata
Valerian Pug, Eupithecia valerianata
Marsh Pug, Eupithecia pygmaeata

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Pamber Forest, Hampshire ( © Matthew Deans

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