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 54 (39%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
22/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO39
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
26/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
09/09/20219VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -

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