Slender Pug - Eupithecia tenuiata


Quite a small 'Pug'. with a wingspan of around 15mm.

Identification difficulty

It occurs in woodland edges, meadows and marshes.

When to see it

Flies in as single generation in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed in early spring in the (usually male) catkins of willow.

UK Status

This species is widespread and reasonably common over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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

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