Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Common Toadflax.
|Year first recorded||1966||1973||1883||1883||1977|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2006|
|Number of records||124||99||175||119||3|
|Number of individuals||131||129||164||139||4|
For the county, we have a total of 520 records from 142 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: As with most Eupithecia species this is probably under-recorded. However is is probably fairly common wherever wild toadflax is established on wasteground, railway embankments and similar areas in all five vice-counties, especially in the south and east.
2012 (CHF): Rather local in the county with a patchy distribution. It has declined a little in numbers recently. Often confused with the commoner Foxglove Pug which tends to fly earlier.