Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata
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Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1816 / 70.150

A fairly common resident.

A species of open and disturbed habitats, derelict land.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults are attracted to light.

Note Foxglove Pug is larger and in that species the central black band is interrupted part way along by a tawny streak whereas in Toadflax it is uniformly black. Also, the outer margin of the black band is straight where it meets the costa but is angled in Foxglove.

Recorded in 61 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Common Toadflax
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
16/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
06/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
01/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
27/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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