Bordered Pug - Eupithecia succenturiata

Description

Wingspan 20-23 mm. A fairly easy species to identify, being one of only a few Pugs which are mainly black-and-white.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Dry pastures, suburban habitats and waste ground.

When to see it

July and August.

UK Status

It is widely distributed throughout England and Wales, but local in Ireland and Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
70.188 BF1839

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map