The Moths of Suffolk
1832 Currant Pug, Eupithecia assimilata, Doubleday, 1856

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and reasonably common

Habitats : Fens, woodland, hedgerows, scrub, heathland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early July and mid-July to early September

Larval foodplants : Wild Hop, Black Currant and Red Currant

Morley's Final Catalogue : Much scarcer than the last kind, but generally distributed. Ipswich (Freeman, Collins, Mly); Stowmarket (C); Bury (Nurse); Tuddenham (Vivian); Gorleston (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-12mm, Wingspan 17-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTriple-spotted Pug, Eupithecia trisignaria
Wormwood Pug, Eupithecia absinthiata
White-spotted Pug, Eupithecia tripunctaria

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva on Hop leaf - Holbrook, Suffolk (6.vii.2003) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman