Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata
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Eupithecia pusillata
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata

Guenée, 1857 1853 / 70.157

A common resident found across the region.

A species of oak woodland and hedgerows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults fly from dusk and come readily to light.

Note Easily confused with Brindled Pug. Smaller and with a more prominent, rounder discal spot. Wing is more rounded and the pale area beyond the discal spot more obvious. Worn specimens will require dissection.

Verification Grade Comment: Take a photo if in doubt

Recorded in 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Oak
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
22/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
01/06/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
31/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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