Lime-speck Pug - Eupithecia centaureata
Wingspan 16-20 mm. A distinctive and slender-winged Pug, it is thought that this species may resemble a bird-dropping and thus reduce attraction to predators.
Occurs in a wide range of habitats.
The species has one or two broods, being found on the wing from April to September.
The caterpillars feed on the flowers of a range of low-growing plants.
Fairly common throughout 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)
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