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Pinion-spotted Pug
Eupithecia insigniata

(Hübner, 1790) 1820 / 70.174

A rare species in the south of the region.

Most frequently found in hedgerows and old lanes, but occasionally in gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults are seldom seen as they are sparingly attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (7%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
07/05/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
07/05/20131VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
24/04/20111VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
13/05/20072VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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