Freyer’s pug (Eupithecia intricata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in Europe (including Russia), east to the Urals, the Russian Far East, Kazakhstan and China. It is also found in North America.
The wingspan is 20–24 mm. The length of the forewings is 12–13 mm.The ground colour is grey or brownish grey. The forewing has numerous crosslines, a short line represents the discal forewing spot.There is a clear spot on the hind wings.
The moths fly in one generation from May to June.
There are a number of recognised subspecies:
- Eupithecia intricata intricata
- Eupithecia intricata arceuthata (Freyer, 1841)
- Eupithecia intricata hibernica Mere, 1964 Burren, Ireland
- Eupithecia intricata millieraria Wnukowsky, 1929
- Eupithecia intricata taylorata Swett, 1907 (Common name: Taylor's Cedar Looper) U.S.
The common name honours Christian Friedrich Freyer.
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