Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.149 [B&F: 1815] Cloaked Pug (Eupithecia abietaria) (Goeze, 1781)

 

Notes: Uncommon, in coniferous woodland and plantations, in northern England and mid-Wales, with a thin scattering of records elsewhere. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the occasional records of this species in the area suggest migration, but it is possible that a resident population occurs, as it evidently did at one time in the New Forest. There are a few recent records, at Fareham in 1993 and Romsey in 2008. Wingspan 21-25 mm. Large size and prominent discal spot make this a fairly distinctive pug. Larva feeds within young shoots of various coniferous trees, including Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, European Silver-fir and Noble Fir, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Basingstoke (Garden12126/05/2012Adult
1-km square SU23421201981Not recorded
Freshwater10105/07/2012Adult
Romsey11127/07/2008Adult
Shanklin10129/07/1983Adult
Burghclere12129/05/1989Adult
Burghclere1211984Adult
Southsea11127/05/2012Adult
Fareham11112/06/1993Adult
Fareham11130/05/2012Adult
Ironshill Inclosure11121/07/2004Adult
Totland10104/07/2012Adult
New Forest11105/09/1991Adult
Crawley12127/06/1986Adult
Damerham8120/08/2012Adult
Winchester11119/06/1980Adult
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