|1815 ~ Cloaked Pug ~ Eupithecia abietaria|
Resident and suspected migrant. Uncommon
Very rare. Just a handful of records of this species in Montgomeryshire. In recent times it has only been recorded from a single site in the Hafren Forest in the south-west of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 21-25mm.
Plantations of introduced conifers
Mainly Norway spruce but also found on sitka spruce, noble fir, silver fir and larch.
Pupa overwinters in a cocoon amongst the pine needles on the ground. Larva late June-mid September, feeding on ripe seeds between the cone scales.
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Photo by DB, 5th July 2017, Hafren Forest