Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata

(Hübner, 1813) 1811 / 70.147

A fairly common resident across the region.

A species of damp woodland, willow carr, fens.

Overwinters as an egg while adults come to light.

Note A small pug with rather rounded wings, weak markings and dot-like discal spot.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: late June - August
Foodplant:   Catkins and opening-leaves of sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
04/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
04/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
30/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO45

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