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Shaded Pug
Eupithecia subumbrata
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Bordered Pug
Eupithecia succenturiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1839 / 70.188

A distinctive and common, though declining, resident.

A species of disturbed areas and brownfield sites where Mugwort is common.

Overwinters as a pupa but adults rarely seen other than at light.

Recorded in 68 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Mugwort
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
16/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
12/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
12/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
12/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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