70.184 .... B&F 1819
Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata (Hübner, 1809-13) 
Status .....Very common in many Nottinghamshire woodlands, especially in the northern half of the county, where it can be attracted to MV light in large numbers. It regularly occurs in gardens.
Photographed at Market Warsop May 2018
Photographed near Market Warsop May 2015
Early stages                            
Early instar larva on Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus carthatica, photographed at Carburton August 2022
Mid-instar larva on Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus carthatica, photographed at Carburton September 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mottled 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. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Sean Tobin. David Yates. Phil Cadman. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Andy Ashley. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Tom Shields. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Steven Chick. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Ian Ellis. Graham Beeley. David Shaw. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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