Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata
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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1854 / 70.158

An uncommon to common species across the region.

Found mainly in gardens and amenity plantings where its foodplants grow.

Overwinters as an egg but adults fly mainly at dusk but also come readily to light.

Note A variable species but has a small discal spot and a pale are out side that with black dashes on the inner edge of the outer central cross-band. The dark inner cross-band passes through the discal spot. Melanics occur.

Recorded in 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
27/08/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
31/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
27/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
26/07/20183VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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