Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Devils Spittleful Rifle Range, Worcestershire. May 6th 2014.

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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1824 / 70.164

An uncommon but increasing resident in the south.

A species of ancient woodland, parkland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults live in the canopy mainly but are attracted to light.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Lime flowers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
22/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
19/05/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
12/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
24/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85

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