Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria
Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata

Doubleday, 1856 1832 / 70.182

A fairly common resident.

Often in gardens and allotments but also in hedgerows where Hop grows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Note has more rounded wings and more obvious discal spot than Wormwood or Golden-rod Pugs.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
18/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
18/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
17/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
15/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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