Geometridae: Larentiinae

08534 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata, (Haworth, 1809)

BF1834 (ABH70.183)


General Information

Pupates on the ground or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), broadleaved trees, herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Nearly everywhere.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Valerian Pug Eupithecia valerianata
Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata
Satyr Pug Eupithecia satyrata
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria

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