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70.154 [B&F: 1822] Marsh Pug (Eupithecia pygmaeata) (Hübner, [1799])


This small, brown, pug is scattered locally across central and northern England, Scotland and parts of Ireland, in fens, marshes, damp meadows, sand-dunes and waste ground. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-16 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Field Mouse-ear, over-wintering as a pupa.

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