The Moths of Suffolk
1836 Campanula Pug, Eupithecia denotata, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Open areas in woodland, hedgerows and scrubby grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Ripening seeds of Nettle-leaved Bellflower, within the seed-pod, and also garden varieties of Campanula

Records : Bury St Edmunds (R Eley, 1996), SMG (Needham Market, 1999)

Comments : This species has only been recorded recently as a larva. Look for the larvae in September where the foodplant grows.

Morley's Final Catalogue : "I have been fortunate enough to meet with a few larvae of Campanula Pug and Pimpinel Pug during the last fortnight " (Crewe at Stowmarket, 3 Sept. : Ent. Wk. Int. 1858, 189). The latter only is noticed by Bloomfield, who failed to consult the Intelligencer when compiling his Lep. of Suffolk, and has been found at Ipswich by Miller.

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 19-22mm


Confusion species
    AdultWormwood Pug, Eupithecia absinthiata
Campanula Pug, Eupithecia denotata
Pimpinel Pug, Eupithecia pimpinellata
Golden-rod Pug, Eupithecia virgaureata
Larch Pug, Eupithecia lariciata

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