Geometridae: Larentiinae

08546 Shaded Pug Eupithecia subumbrata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1840 (ABH70.189)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): hawk's-beards (Crepis spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), Spanish Catchfly (Silene otites), Flixweed (Descurainia sophia), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Damp grassy places and saltmarshes.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata

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