Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata

Stephens, 1831 1852 / 70.156

A common resident found across the region.

Common in oak woodland but also in hawthorn hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Note A medium-sized pug. The black dart-like markings beyond the small, elongate discal spot and early flight period aid identification. Often has a tawny component and often a whitish spot beyond the discal spot.

Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Oaks and Hawthorns
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/20193VC40 - ShropshireSO38
21/06/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO67
15/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
08/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
01/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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