The Moths of Suffolk
1855 Cypress Pug, Eupithecia phoeniceata, (Rambur, 1834)

National Status : Uncommon

Local Status : Uncertain (Recent colonist) (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Gardens, parks and plantations where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to October with peak emergence in August to September

Larval foodplants : Monterey Cypress, and possibly other cypresses

Records : Dunwich (M Cornish, 20.viii.2004), Bawdsey (M Deans, 14.viii.2006), Hollesley (N Mason, 14.viii.2006), Reydon (J Everson, 26.viii.2007), Landguard (N Odin, 22.ix.2007)

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-11mm, Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Kent (4.viii.2002) © L Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich (20.viii.2004) © M Cornish
Clevedon, Somerset (23.viii.2007) © Stuart Read
Caught by C. Moore & D. Brougham - Dunwich Heath, Suffolk (27.viii.2007) © Dave Brougham
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (14.viii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Bawdsey, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (19.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Fingringhoe Wick reserve, Essex (8.viii.2014) © Neil Sherman