Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug..
|Year first recorded||1953||1989||1953|
|Year last recorded||2011||1989||2011|
|Number of records||383||1||768|
|Number of individuals||641||1||1284|
For the region, we have a total of 768 records from 100 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1953.
Similar species: 1814 Eupithecia plumbeolata (Lead-coloured Pug) and 1821 Eupithecia valerianata (Valerian Pug) .
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flower buds of traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, the moth is common where traveller's joy grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on soils with high calcium content.