70.190 (1837) Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1863) stated that it was not common, but that it had occurred at Dalskairth (VC73). Gordon (1919) found it not uncommon at rest on tree trunks and flying at dusk around Corsemalzie (VC74) during June.
 
In the early 1970s it was trapped on the Silver Flowe (VC73). Then, during 1978-93 there were 50 records from four of the Rothamsted stations. From 1993 to 2010 another sixty records from widely scattered sites across the region.
 
Confirmed for the region in Riley & Prior (2003).
 
Life cycle
Two generations presumably, but with some overlap. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present late June to October.
 
Larval foodplants
Many herbaceous and woody broadleaved plants.
 
Identification
Care required to separate from other 'pugs.'
 
Habitat
A wide variety from coastal to upland.
© Keith Naylor, Dalbeattie, 22 June 2006

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