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  Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata  

B&F: 1817

ABH: 70.151

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.

Primary Habitat: General occurrence.

Flight Period: Single brooded in May and June.

Observations: The moth is regularly seen in gardens where the cultivation of foxgloves, the foodplant of the caterpillar, has undoubtedly helped the spread of the species in the county. My own garden records show that the moth was absent from the garden for many years despite the proximity of foxgloves nearby. After a few foxgloves were planted and became established in the garden the moth has been recorded at light almost annually.

Confusion Species: Toadflax Pug

L.O.N.: 1905. Kettering. Only two.

First Record: 1903, Wallis.