Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia innotata - Distribution map

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Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia innotata

(Hufnagel, 1767)

Wingspan c. 21mm.

E. innotata is a rather complex taxanomic group, consisting of a number of forms previously thought to be separate species, but now believed to be different forms of the same species using different foodplants.

Ash Pug, originally given specific status E. fraxinata, is now known as E. innotata f. fraxinata), and as its name suggests, feeds on ash (Fraxinus). It is widely distributed throughout much of Britain where the foodplant occurs.

The nominate form, Angle-barred Pug, feeds on sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) and occurs coastally from Yorkshire to Essex.

Tamarisk Pug is the form tamarisciata, which has been found on tamarisk (Tamarix) in a number of southern counties.

The moths fly in two generations, from May to June and again in August.
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