70.156 .... B&F 1852
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata (Stephens, 1831) 
Status.....Common in many of Nottinghamshire's woodlands, flying early in the year. Can be abundant at Sherwood Forest in the right conditions, when large numbers turn up at MV light traps.
Photographed at Lound Wood April 2023
Photographed at Budby April 2010   Photographed at Lound Wood March 2004
Early stages                            
Final instar larva on Oak Quercus robor. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brindled Pug
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. David Yates. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Phil Cadman. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Colin Watkin. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Phil Cadman. Jason and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. David Shaw. Graham Birkett.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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