Field Tip Details

Species1812 Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata, (Hübner, 1817)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearmid May to late May
FoodplantsField Maple, Acer campestre
TipIn the last week of May the flowers should be first searched and then beaten for larvae. The larvae feed on and in maple bloom in May. They feed up rapidly, pupate in or near the surface of the soil or among the food-plants, and are very easy to rear [Tutt]
Rankingranking 4
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedWed 18-May-2005Last updatedWed 18-May-2005

Photographs

1812 Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata1812 Maple Pug, Eupithecia inturbata
Larva on Field Maple - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Larva on Field Maple - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard