The Moths of Suffolk
1839 Bordered Pug, Eupithecia succenturiata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Fens, hedgerows, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : Mugwort

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means rare: among our commoner species of this genus. Copdock, Bentley, not very frequent at light in Ipswich, Hemley, Felixstow and Needham (EMM. 1904, 80), Brandeston, at Monks Soham light; larvae and not uncommon imagines at Aldeburgh (Ctw), Southwold, Lowestoft, Gorleston, Beccles, Bury; Tuddenham (Waters).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-13mm, Wingspan 21-24mm


Confusion species
    AdultShaded Pug, Eupithecia subumbrata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bawdsey, Suffolk (4.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Found on Mugwort seedhead - North Warren, Suffolk (25.x.2015) © Neil Sherman