70.166 (1842) Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
First confirmed record was from Airyolland Lodge, Luce Bay, on 8th July 2011.
 
Life cycle
Overwinters as a pupa. Larva are present during August to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Ripening seedheads of oraches and goosefoots.
 
Identification
A fairly large, pale sandy brown pug, with a prominent, gently-curved but narrow cross-band just beyond the dark central-spot should aid identification.
 
Habitat
A wide variety from saltmarshes, coastal cliffs to open ground on lighter soils.
 
Recorders' notes
Care needed in separating from other 'pugs.'
© Kevin McCabe, Airyolland Lodge, Luce Bay, 8 July 2011 

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