The Moths of Suffolk
1819 Mottled Pug, Eupithecia exiguata, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, heathland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Hawthorns, Blackthorn and Dogwood

Morley's Final Catalogue : Levelly distributed, and quite common everywhere. Comes freely to light at Monks Soham and Bungay.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-12mm, Wingspan 20-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultBrindled Pug, Eupithecia abbreviata

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Great Cornard (31.v.2005) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.v.2010) © Neil Sherman
Beaten from Hawthorn - Pound Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk (15.ix.2013) © Neil Sherman