Geometridae: Larentiinae

08527 Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata, (Clerck, 1759)

BF1830 (ABH70.179)


General Information

The f.goossensiata form of the Ling Pug was originally thought to be a separate species, but is now considered a heathland race of this species.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), wormwoods (Artemesia spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Goldenrod (Solidago virguarea), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Gardens and suburban areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria
Pimpinel Pug Eupithecia pimpinellata

Larva Type:
Brown, green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: