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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159

An uncommon to scarce resident in the south of the region.

Found in gardens, parks and plantations.

Overwinters as larva. Adults can be easily disturbed from their foodplant while they fly from dusk and come readily to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (12%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: August - September (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Cypress species
Nat Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
04/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
25/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
22/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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