1852 Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata
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Wingspan 11-12 mm.
Description Small, distinct, elongate central spot; black streaks projecting proximally from pale postmedian line; ground colour usually brown. The melanic form hirschkei is said by Waring to be distinguishable from other melanics by wing-shapeA first season pug with single generation flying early in the year in addition to the typical form there is a fairly common melanic form, ab. hirschkei, absent of many markings.
Life Cycle The larvae feed on oak (Quercus) and hawthorn (Crataegus).
Habitat It inhabits deciduous woodland,