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Tawny Speckled Pug
Eupithecia icterata

(Villers, 1789) 1838 / 70.187

A common and distinctive species across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Yarrow, Sneezewort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
26/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
24/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
23/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
22/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO73

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