Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Ossoms Hill, Peak District, Staffordshire, 10/07/11

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Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Pimpinel Pug
Eupithecia pimpinellata

(Hübner, 1813) 1845 / 70.165

A rare and declining species.

A species mainly of calcareous grassland, old limestone quarries, road verges.

Feeds in seed heads of Burnet-saxifrage and overwinters as a pupa, adults occasionally comes to light.

Note Similar to Wormwood Pug and about the same size but forewing softer and greyer and less plain.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (7%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2012.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Burnet-saxifrage
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/20121VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
10/07/20112VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
21/05/20111VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
02/09/20101VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
26/07/20101VC39 - StaffordshireSK05

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