Geometridae: Larentiinae

08483 Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1816 (ABH70.150)


General Information

This species is smaller and usually more brightly-coloured than the similar Foxglove Pug.


Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Open grassy areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata

Larva Type:
Yellow, green, red, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs: