Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.149 [B&F: 1815] Cloaked Pug (Eupithecia abietaria) (Goeze, 1781)


Uncommon, in coniferous woodland and plantations, in northern England and mid-Wales, with a thin scattering of records elsewhere. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the occasional records of this species in the area suggest migration, but it is possible that a resident population occurs, as it evidently did at one time in the New Forest. There are a few recent records, at Fareham in 1993 and Romsey in 2008. Wingspan 21-25 mm. Large size and prominent discal spot make this a fairly distinctive pug. Larva feeds within young shoots of various coniferous trees, including Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, European Silver-fir and Noble Fir, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Damerham (SU11)20-Aug-2012oneToynton, PAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Shanklin (SZ58)29-Jul-1983oneCheverton, JMAdult
Totland (SZ38)04-Jul-2012oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)05-Jul-2012oneWooldridge, DBAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Winchester (SU43)19-Jun-1980oneSterling, DHAdult
Parkhill Inclosure, NF (SU30)05-Sep-1991oneClancy, SPAdult
Fareham (SU50)12-Jun-1993oneDickson, RJAdult
Ironshill Inclosure (SU30)21-Jul-2004oneElliott, B; Pickles, TAdult
Romsey (SU32)27-Jul-2008oneBaker, MAdult
Southsea (SZ69)27-May-2012oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Fareham (SU50)30-May-2012oneWheeler, KAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Burghclere (SU46)1984oneEastwick-Field, GGAdult
Northwood (SU43)27-Jun-1986oneBell, RAAdult
Burghclere (SU46)29-May-1989oneEastwick-Field, GGAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)26-May-2012oneWall, MJAdult

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