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  Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata  

B&F: 1832

ABH: 70.182

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.

Primary Habitat: Gardens.

Flight Period: Double brooded in May and June and again in August.

Observations: Seen much more frequently in gardens. Of the four moths of this species taken in the Fineshade woodland Rothamsted light trap during the 1990’s all were of the second brood being recorded in August and September. Records from the Pitsford Water light traps over the past five years show two moths being taken, both of the first brood in May 2000 and 2003. In my garden in Kettering I usually see both broods of the moth at m.v. light.

Confusion Species: Wormwood Pug

L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Rather common.

First Record: 1890, Wallis