Geometridae: Larentiinae

08507 Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug Eupithecia egenaria, Herrich-Schäffer, 1848

BF1824 (ABH70.164)


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): lime (Tilia spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Lime woodland and plantations.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Tawny Speckled Pug Eupithecia icterata
Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliata
Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata

Larva Type:
Green, yellow, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: