Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata

(Haworth, 1809) 1842 / 70.166

An uncommon resident, mainly in the south.

Found in derelict land, often in urban areas.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults coming to light.
Note A distinctly large pug with a pale-brown colour and tiny discal spot.Often a distinct wavy sub-terminal line on fore- and hind-wings.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Goosefoots and oraches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
07/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
04/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
02/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
29/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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