Irish moths

White-spotted Pug

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1835     *     White-spotted Pug     *     Eupithecia tripunctaria

Wingspan: 17-21mm

Flight time: Two generations, April-September
Habitat: Damp woodlands, hedgerows, gardens, river banks

Larval food plants: First generation feeds on Elder flowers, second generation on fruits of Wild Angelica and other umbellifers

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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