Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Stuart Thomas,  One to light between Pant and Llanymynech 15/6/2021

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Netted Pug
Eupithecia venosata

(Fabricius, 1787) 1823 / 70.155

A distinctive but scarce and declining resident species.

A moth of field edges, hedgerows, woodland rides, mainly on limestone but also where limestone chippings are used.

Overwinters as a pupa and flies from dusk.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of its rarity

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bladder Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20211VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
12/06/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO93
06/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
10/06/20121VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
05/06/20101VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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