Ochreous Pug - Eupithecia indigata
Wingspan 15 to18 mm. This species often looks distinctly greyish, rather than ochreous, and has a distinctive resting aspect (among the pugs), with the wings held slightly below the horizontal.
It is a species of coniferous woodland.
Flies early in the year, during April and May.
The caterpillars feed on the young shoots or buds of Scots Pine or Larch.
Distributed widely throughout most of the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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