Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata
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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1854 / 70.158

An uncommon to common species across the region.

Found mainly in gardens and amenity plantings where its foodplants grow.

Overwinters as an egg, adults fly mainly at dusk but also come readily to light.

Note A variable species but has a small discal spot and a pale area outside that with black dashes on the inner edge of the outer central cross-band. The dark inner cross-band passes through the discal spot. Melanics occur.

Recorded in 49 (35%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
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
25/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
23/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
07/08/20225VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
19/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
16/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84

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