Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Aug.
Foodplant: Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant.
|Year first recorded||1905||1988||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011||2011|
|Number of records||442||21||926|
|Number of individuals||407||23||860|
For the region, we have a total of 926 records from 158 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1830 Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the red currant (Ribes rubrum), black currant (Ribes nigrum) and hop (Humulus lupulus). In Dorset, the moth appears to be restricted to currant bushes in allotments, nurseries and gardens where it occurs at low density, and to river valleys containing hop. There are no records from damp woodland containing red currant, a similar situation to that of the Spinach1757.