70.169 (1848) Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia innotata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident. Rare.
  
Flight period
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History
Ash Pug E. fraxinata Crew, 1863 occurs over most of the British Isles and Skinner (2009) considered it a race of Angle-barred Pug but Agassiz, Beavan & Heckford (2013) treat it as a synonym.
 
Our first confirmed record was trapped at Castlehill (VC72)and now resides at the National Museums Scotland. Further specimens were trapped on a 'Grey Daggers' Moth Group field meeting at Perchhall Loch SSSI, near Lockerbie, on 6th August 2010. Two more were trapped in July 2011 at Old Torr (VC73) and at Courance (VC72) one was trapped on 3rd July 2012.
 
Life cycle
Two generations. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are from mid-June to late July and for the next generation late August and September.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on Ash and buckthorn.
 
Identification
Compare with other 'pugs.'
 
Habitat
Woodland, hedgerows and parkland.
 
Recorders' notes
As with most pugs a specimen or good quality photo required for record acceptance.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, 9 July 2011

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