Marsh Pug

    Eupithecia pygmaeata

    GeometridaeABH 70.154 B&F 1822

    A nationally scarce species which has always been very rare in the county but may be overlooked. Its habitat preferences are open, marshy, habitats, wet meadows and fens, coastal sand dunes and waste ground, where its food plant, Field Mouse-ear, can be found.  The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of the foodplant. It may fly in sunshine and will sometimes come to light.

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