70.154 (1822) Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner, [1799])

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Gordon (1919) stated that several specimens were obtained in a water meadow at Corsemalzie (VC74) in early July, 1899.
 
On 10th June 1986 B. K. West found a number flying over chickweed in a meadow near Thornhill. In 1986 two were found, the first at Knowetop Lochs SWT on a Scottish Entomologists' meeting on 23rd June, the other was found at Craigend, Mabie Forest, on 2nd July.
 
Another Scottish Entomologists' meeting in 2005 found one at the Wood of Cree on 25th June.
 
On 8th June 2011 one was found at the Cream of Galloway at Rainton (VC73).
 
Confirmed for VC74 in Riley & Prior (2003).
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present June to July.
 
Larval foodplants
Flowers and seed capsules of mouse-ears.
 
Identification
Care required to separate from other 'pugs.'
 
Habitat
Marshy areas, wet meadows, fens, coastal sand-dunes with vegetation.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
© John Clark, Cream of Galloway, Rainton, 8 June 2011

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