Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.180 [B&F: 1833] Bleached Pug (Eupithecia expallidata) Doubleday, 1856


Nationally scarce (Nb) in coppiced woodland, woodland rides and clearings, in England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are a few confirmed records from each of the three vice-counties, but never really becoming established. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Can be confused with Wormwood Pug E. absinthiata, but Bleached Pug is paler and greyer with large discal spot on forewing and small discal spot on hindwing. Larva feeds on flowers of Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Compton Down, nr Winchester (SZ38)23-Aug-1973-Smith, CCAdult
Brook Down, Compton Down SSSI (SZ38)23-Aug-1973-Smith, CCAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)08-Aug-1976oneFearnehoughAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)08-Aug-1976oneFearnehoughAdult
Blackgang (SZ47)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Godshill (SZ58)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)16-Jul-1995oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)21-Jun-2002oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)25-Sep-2010oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn FomisonLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
Cosham (SU60)1800-Roberts, MTMAdult
Havant Thicket (SU71)1800-Langmaid, JRLarval
Wickham (SU51)1800-Langmaid, JRLarval
Botley Wood (SU50)26-Aug-1972oneDickson, RichardAdult
Ampfield Woods (SU42)25-Oct-1977twoSterling, DHLarval
Ampfield Woods (SU42)25-Oct-1977twoDobson, Tony Larval
Ampfield Woods (SU42)1978-Sterling, DH-
Emery Down (SU20)11-Aug-1979oneChainey, JEAdult
Emery Down (SU20)11-Aug-1979oneChainey, JAdult
West Walk, Wickham (SU61)1985-Chainey, JEAdult
West Walk, Wickham (SU61)22-Sep-1985twoChainey, JLarval
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)02-Aug-1991onePotts, PMAdult
Bell's Copse, Havant Thicket (SU71)02-Oct-2007-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnLarval
Waterlooville (SU61)17-Jul-2009oneMoore, RJAdult
Havant Thicket (SU71)25-Sep-201025Hammond, Mark J.Larval
VC12 North Hampshire
Alice Holt (SU84)1990oneRISAdult
Burghclere (SU46)27-Aug-1990oneEastwick-Field, GGAdult
Fleet Pond (SU85)13-Aug-1991oneStephenson, GCAdult
Black Wood, Micheldever (SU54)01-Jul-2008onePlant, C; Wall, MJ; Norriss, TJAdult

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