The Moths of Suffolk
1818 Marbled Pug, Eupithecia irriguata, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Mature oak woodland, hedgerows with mature oaks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late April to May

Larval foodplants : Pedunculate Oak and possibly Sessile Oak

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local through the southern half of England; still considered to be very rare in Suffolk, with but three instances: Needham (L), Bury (Wrt), both before 1890; and one specimen at rest on an oak trunk near Timworth (Nurse, Entom. 1911, 220).

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 18-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultLime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata
Bordered Pug, Eupithecia succenturiata

Compare confusion species
    Adult

Click to view full size image
The Lot, France (7.v.2005) © J Clifton

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago larva larvapupa pupa pupa pupa pupa pupa