Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata

Doubleday, 1856 1832 / 70.182

A fairly common resident.

Often in gardens and allotments but also in hedgerows where Hop grows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Note has more rounded wings and more obvious discal spot than Wormwood or Golden-rod Pugs.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
27/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
26/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
25/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
24/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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