The Moths of Suffolk
1828 Satyr Pug, Eupithecia satyrata, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Predominantly Brecks and Sandlings

Habitats : Heathland and chalk grassland, fens and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Flowers of many herbaecous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : This beautiful species is quite rare with us, and infrequent through more southern England. It was found at Stowmarket about 1855 by the Revd. H. Harpur Crewe; and Mrs. Mann secured a single specimen at light in Bungay during 1900.

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-13mm, Wingspan 21-23mm


Confusion species
    AdultCommon Pug, Eupithecia vulgata
Narrow-winged Pug, Eupithecia nanata
Golden-rod Pug, Eupithecia virgaureata

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Wordwell, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wordwell, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Cairngorm, Inverness-shire (vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
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Swept from Burnet Saxifrage seedheads - Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (19.ix.2011) © Neil Sherman