Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria
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Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia abietaria

(Goeze, 1781) 1815 / 70.149

A rare migrant with single records in 2001 and 2020.

A species of conifer plantations and shelter belts.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Note Dwarf Pug is similar but smaller and lacks the tawny bands.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Silver Fir, Noble Fir
Nat Status: (Immigrant) Uncommon
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
21/06/20011VC37 - WorcestershireSO96

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