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Small moth

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: Rob18Rob18’s reputation in InvertebratesRob18’s reputation in InvertebratesRob18’s reputation in Invertebrates

very small, just over a centimeter

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) interacts


Rob18's picture

Looks more like a common to

Looks more like a brindled to me, by looking at pictures of both.:)

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Which pictues?

It is all very well comparing it with pictures, but which pictures? Pugs are difficult enough in the flesh. I simply don't see the characteristic dash marks on this photo to make put it in the Brindled/Oak-tree camp.

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I'm inclined to agree that it doesn't look like Brindled Pug, due to the lack of dark dashes and the relatively prominent white tornal spots on both wings. Could be an early Common Pug but I'm not sure!

I'm also inclined to agree that pugs are hard to identify ...

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