Satyr Pug - Eupithecia satyrata


Wingspan 18 to 24 mm. This moth is represented by three subspecies or forms in the British Isles. The nominate type satyrata occurs generally in the southern half of England and has a relatively plain appearance. In northern England, Scotland and Ireland, callunaria is the dominant form, which occurs on moorland and heaths and has stronger markings. The third form, curzoni, is the most well-marked but is restricted to the northern Scottish isles.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats.

When to see it

The adults fly generally in May and June, when they can be attracted to light-traps.

Life History

The larvae feed on the flowers of a range of different plants, depending on the habitat.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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

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