Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. June 5th 2022

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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata
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Marsh Pug
Eupithecia pygmaeata

(Hübner, 1799) 1822 / 70.154

A rare and declining resident in the north of the region.

A species of damp meadows and fens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can sometimes be seen flying around their foodplant during the day. Occasionally comes to light.

Note A small rich, dark brown Pug with fine white cross-lines and small white tornal spot. Fresh examples have a sort of speckled appearance.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (8%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-9mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Field Mouse-ear
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/20183VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
27/05/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
31/05/20146VC39 - StaffordshireSJ83
26/05/20142VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
16/05/20141VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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