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Common Pug
Eupithecia vulgata

(Haworth, 1809) 1834 / 70.183

A very common resident found across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June and August
Foodplant:   Trees including Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
21/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
15/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
11/08/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO45
11/08/20224VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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