Ling Pug, Eupithecia absinthiata f goossensiata

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1831     *     Ling Pug     *     Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata

Wingspan: 22-26mm. Characteristic dark band on abdomen

Flight time: June-July
Habitat: Heathland and moorland

Larval feed on the flowers of Ling and other heathers

Similar: Wormwood Pug, E. absinthiata

Ling Pug, Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011

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