Geometridae: Larentiinae

08475 Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata, (Hübner, [1813])

BF1811 (ABH70.147)


General Information

This is one of the smaller 'Pugs'.


Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), Eared Willow (Salix aurita)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland edges, meadows and marshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata
Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata
Haworth's Pug Eupithecia haworthiata
Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata

Larva Type:
Green, white, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: