Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Larentiinae
Wingspan: 17-21mm. Forewing with conspicuous central spot. Male has dark plate with two long pincers at 8th abdominal segment.
Flight time: May-August
Habitat: Gardens, hedges, woods, heaths, wetlands
Larvae feed on flowers and leaves of a range of herbaceous plants
Similar: Golden-rod Pug. 8th segment on males paler, no long extentions
Grey Pug, Eupithecia subfuscata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. May 2011