Maple Pug - Eupithecia inturbata

Description

Wingspan 13 to18 mm. This pale straw brown species is one of the smaller 'pug' moths.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It occupies a variety of wooded and semi-wooded habitats where the larval food plant occurs. 

When to see it

The adults are on the wing in July and August and come to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on the flowers of Field maple (Acer campestris).

UK Status

This species is local, though distributed over the larger part of England and Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
70.148 BF1812

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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