Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata
Adult • Chorlton, Greater Manchester • © Ben Smart

70.182 BF1832
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata

Doubleday, 1856

Wingspan 17-22 mm.

Although superficially similar to several other Eupithecia species, this moth usually has a distinct black mark on the forewing, a broken white subterminal line ending in a 'toothed' white blotch, and a general chestnut colour to the forewings.

It inhabits woodland edges, gardens and allotments, and flies during May and June, with a second brood in the south during August.

The larvae lives on hop (Humulus lupulus) and red or black currant (Ribes spp.).
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