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Brindled Pug

Observed: 1st April 2011 By: Tony TownerTony Towner’s reputation in InvertebratesTony Towner’s reputation in InvertebratesTony Towner’s reputation in Invertebrates

Found in Moth trap this morning. I do find identifying Pugs extremely difficult, and I am having a stab at Brindled for this one. Has anyone else any ideas?

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Species with which Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) interacts


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The time of the year helps narrow down the pug possibilities to Oak-tree, Brindled and Double-striped. The long narrow black marks on each of the wings is characteristic of Brindled, but there can be a degree of overlap with regard to the this feature on Brindled and Oak-tree.

Robert Homan

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The size ranges of Brindled and Oak-tree also overlap, but if some indication of scale is provided that could also help with the ID