The Moths of Suffolk
1824 Pauper Pug, Eupithecia egenaria, Herrich-Schäffer, 1848

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Ancient lime woodland but also on some lime plantations

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : The flowers of Lime

Records : Lackford (J Chainey & J Spence,, Groton Wood (SMG, 15.v.1998), Minsmere (SMG,; S Babbs, 12.v.2003), Nowton Park (S Dumican, R Eley & M Hall, 29.v.1999 & 17.vii.1999), Nowton (R Eley, 1999, 2002), Sicklesmere (S Dumican, 2000 & 2004), Hintlesham (SMG,

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 21-24mm


Confusion species
    AdultGrey Pug, Eupithecia subfuscata
Tawny Speckled Pug, Eupithecia icterata
Larch Pug, Eupithecia lariciata

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Groton Wood, Suffolk (29.v.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
80 100 40

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Minsmere, Suffolk (vi.2002) © N Sherman
Monmouthshire ( © L Gregory