Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Similar West Midlands Species
Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata

Stephens, 1831 1817 / 70.151

A common species across the region.

Found in a range of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come readily to light.

Note Foxglove Pug is larger than Toadflax. The central black band is interrupted part way along by a tawny streak whereas in Toadflax it is uniformly black. Also, the outer margin of the black band is straight in Toadflax where it meets the costa but is angled in Foxglove.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Foxglove
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
16/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
15/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
15/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
14/08/2020+VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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