Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata

Rossler, 1866 1841 / 70.186

A rare resident that has recently been recorded in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

A species of uncut road verges and scrubby grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Dissection recommended for worn specimens.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
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
17/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
20/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
29/08/20214VC39 - StaffordshireSK22 -
21/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
20/07/20212VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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