Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata

(Haworth, 1809) 1837 / 70.190

Common resident across the region.

Found in may habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come readily to light.

Note Difficult to identify as it resembles so many other species. Worn or melanics will require dissection.

Recorded in 104 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
07/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
01/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
18/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
17/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ83

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