Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eupithecia assimilata
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White-spotted Pug
Eupithecia tripunctaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 1835 / 70.160

A fairly common resident.

A species of woods, hedges, road verges, rough areas.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults seldom seen except when attracted sparingly to light.

Note Melanic varieties, which are particularly common, cannot easily be separated from those of Larch and Golden-rod Pugs without dissection.

Recorded in 93 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Elder and Wild Angelica
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO38
23/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO38
08/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
01/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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