Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Haugh Wood, Herefordshire, 11/8/13

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Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Bleached Pug
Eupithecia expallidata

Doubleday, 1856 1833 / 70.180

A rare and declining species.

A species of woodland rides and clearings.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults fly at dusk and occasionally come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Golden-rod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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
11/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
07/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
27/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
04/08/20212VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
07/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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