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Thyme Pug
Eupithecia distinctaria

Herrich-Schaffer, 1838 1843 / 70.172

A rare species on the limestone of north-east Staffordshire.

A species of steep slopes, and quarries on limestone where Thyme grows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come regularly to light but may be disturbed from the foodplant during the day.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Thyme
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former 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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/20113VC36 - HerefordshireSO22
08/06/20101VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
05/07/20091VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
05/07/20091VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
06/05/1995+VC40 - ShropshireSO78

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