Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Kingsford CP, Worcestershire, 16th April 2023.

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata
Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata

Guenée, 1857 1853 / 70.157

A common resident found across the region.

A species of oak woodland and hedgerows.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults fly from dusk and come readily to light.

Note Easily confused with Brindled Pug. Smaller and with a more prominent, rounder discal spot. Wing is more rounded and the pale area beyond the discal spot more obvious. Worn specimens will require dissection.

Verification Grade Comment: Take a photo if in doubt

Recorded in 85 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
17/06/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO58
11/06/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO58
08/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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