Foxglove Pug - Eupithecia pulchellata
Wingspan 18-22 mm. Quite a brightly coloured member of the Pug family.
Similar to the much rarer Toadflax Pug. A comparison is made at the following LINK.
Inhabiting open ground, woodland and a range of other habitats where its foodplant is found.
The adults fly from May to July and are easily attracted to light.
The larvae feed inside the flowers of Foxglove, consuming the stamens and developing seeds.
A fairly common and widely distributed species in Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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