Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Campanula Pug
Eupithecia denotata

Hübner, 1813 1836 / 70.185
=Eupithecia jasioneata

A rare local resident on Worcestershire/Herefordshire border.

Found in woodland and ride edges, hedges and scrubby grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa but adults are seldom seen.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 10 (7%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Nettle-leaved Bellflower (seeds), Campanulas
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/10/20212VC37 - WorcestershireSO67 -
18/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
09/09/20188VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
09/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
15/07/20161VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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