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Haworth's Pug
Eupithecia haworthiata

Doubleday, 1856 1813 / 70.146

A common species in the south where its foodplant is commoner, absent from Staffordshire.

Found in most places where its foodplant grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults readily disturbed from the foodplant during the day, comes readily to light.

Note Orange/yellow abdomen diagnostic

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 45 (32%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
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
15/08/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
14/08/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
13/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
09/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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