PUG Eupithecia absinthiata
LING PUG Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata
|Wormwood is local and scarce. Ling is
probably widely distributed on moorland but under recorded.
Not recorded by Rosie but found at two Rothamsted sites.
Top photograph Wormwood Pug, lower photograph Ling Pug
Scottish Status: Common - stable. UK Status: Common
UK distribution trend shows long-term increase (cf: Atlas of Britain & Ireland's Larger Moths)
First and last flight dates recorded in Caithness: 20th June to 12th August
MAP: black dots last record pre 2000 blue dots last record 2000 to 2009
red dots last record 2010 to 2019 green dots last record 2020 to present