The Moths of Suffolk
1827 Freyer's Pug, Eupithecia intricata, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and reasonably common

Habitats : Conifer plantations, parks and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Various junipers, cypresses and other introduced conifers

Morley's Final Catalogue : (Not listed as occurring in Suffolk but has the following comment) - is very local, only from Bucks to Aberdeen

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-13mm, Wingspan 20-24mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (17.vi.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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At actinic light - Ipswich, Suffolk (12.vi.2006) © A Prichard
Great Cornard, Suffolk (11.vi.2006) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Eupithecia intricata hibernica - Mere's pug - Dolomites, Italy (30.vi.2013) © Neil Sherman
Eupithecia intricata millieraria - Edinburgh pug - Nethybridge, Inverness-shire (11.v.2014) © Neil Sherman