Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1826 / 70.175

A fairly common resident in the south, less so in the north.

A species of fens, marshy areas, damp woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults only sparingly attracted to light.

Note The name comes from the triangle of spots made by the discal spot and two others on the leading edge of the wing. These are not always easy to see and dissection is often required.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 49 (35%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
24/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
22/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
20/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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