Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Monkwood VC37. 12/06/2007

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Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata
Haworth's Pug
Eupithecia haworthiata
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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata

(Haworth, 1809) 1814 / 70.153

A local and uncommon species in the south.

A species of open and coppiced woodland where its foodplant grows.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come readily to light.

Note Similar to Haworth's Pug but without the reddish band on the abdomen. Cross-lines are very wavy. Worn examples and those caught away from regular sites will require dissection.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia examination of worn specimens needed

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1863.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Cow-wheat
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
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
02/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/06/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
08/07/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
30/06/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
24/06/2018+VC37 - WorcestershireSO86

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