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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