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 also a whitish area around the discal spot.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Oaks and Hawthorns
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
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
16/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
12/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
02/06/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO35

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