Lepidoptera The Narrow-winged Pug Moth – Eupithecia Nanata
Early in May, and frequently in April, this pretty little moth may be seen flying about at dusk among the heather on our moors. It is one of the first Pugs of the season, and is widely distributed, and very common in some localities.
Its wings are dark grey, and marked with several transverse wavy light lines. The fringe is dark grey, spotted with white.
The caterpillar feeds during August and September on the ling (Calluna vulgaris) and heath (Erica cinerea and E. Tetralix).