The Moths of Suffolk
1841 Yarrow Pug, Eupithecia millefoliata, Rössler, 1866

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Local, more frequent in the lighter soiled areas

Habitats : Roadside verges, open grassy areas and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to mid-August, single record in September

Larval foodplants : Flowers and seeds of Yarrow

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-13mm, Wingspan 19-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPauper Pug, Eupithecia egenaria
Grey Pug, Eupithecia subfuscata
Tawny Speckled Pug, Eupithecia icterata
Plain Pug, Eupithecia simpliciata

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bred from larva found on Yarrow - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2002) © N Sherman
Found by day on Yarrow seedheads - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2002) © N Sherman
Great Cornard (29.vii.2005) © Stuart Read
 
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Found on Yarrow seedheads - Ipswich, Suffolk (26.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
Found on Yarrow seedheads - Ipswich, Suffolk (27.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman
Fritton, Suffolk (15.vii.2013) © Keith Knights
 
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Ex larva, hatched June 2013 - Ipswich, Suffolk (27.ix.2012) © Neil Sherman