Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.186 [B&F: 1841] Yarrow Pug (Eupithecia millefoliata) Rössler, 1866

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in waste ground, sand-dunes, shingle beaches, roadside verges and rough grassland, in south-eastern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a fairly recent arrival, first recorded in 1951 and now well-established on waste ground near the sea in south-east Hampshire and re-discovered on the Isle of Wight in 1998. Wingspan 19-23 mm. The most likely confusion species is Grey Pug E. subfuscata, but Yarrow Pug has a less rounded forewing and is less uniformly grey. Larva feeds on flowers and seedheads of Yarrow, over-wintering as a pupa.

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