Currant Pug - Eupithecia assimilata
Although superficially similar to several other Eupithecia species, this moth usually has a distinct black mark on the forewing, a broken white subterminal line ending in a 'toothed' white blotch and a general chestnut colour to the forewings.
It inhabits woodland edges, gardens and allotments.
Flies during May and June, with a second brood in the south during August.
The larvae lives on Hop and Red or Black Currant.
Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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