Netted Pug

    Eupithecia venosata

    GeometridaeABH 70.155 B&F 1823

    A moth whose decline in the county is no doubt attributable to the disappearance of its foodplants - 'white' campions such as Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris - from the countryside.  Most recent records are coastal, from two main areas - the Exmoor coast west of Minehead, and the coast between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol.  The likely foodplant here is Sea Campion Silene uniflora.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Netted Pug (Eupithecia venosata) photographed in Somerset by Sue Davies