Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Worcestershire. June28th 2009.

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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 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
16/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
15/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
10/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK11

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