( Haworth, 1809) [1 ]
Eupithecia blancheata Cooke, 1881
Eupithecia castigaria Boisduval, 1840
Geometra castigata Hubner, 1813
Eupithecia compressata Guenee, 1858
Eupithecia implicata Walker, 1862
Tephroclystia latipennis Hulst, 1898
Eupithecia ichinosawana Matsumura, 1925
Eupithecia latimarginata Matsumura, 1925
Grey Pug (Eupithecia subfuscata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout the Palearctic region and the Near East. It is also found in North America.
The forewings of this species are grey marked with pale
fascia and radial lines which give it a mottled appearance. The hindwings are much paler and plainer. Melanism is quite common in this species. The wingspan is 17–21 mm. The adults fly in May and June with a second brood sometimes emerging in August. The species flies at night and is attracted to light.
larva feeds on the leaves and flowers of a wide range of plants (see list below). The species overwinters as a pupa.
Subspecies [ edit ]
Eupithecia subfuscata subfuscata
Eupithecia subfuscata ussuriensis Dietze 1910 (Russian Far East, Japan)
Recorded food plants [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Chinery, Michael Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
Skinner, Bernard Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles 1984