Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © John Walshe,  Haugh Wood, VC36, 18/05/17

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Larch Pug
Eupithecia lariciata

(Freyer, 1842) 1856 / 70.163

A fairly common resident.

A species of Larch plantations, shelterbelts, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Note Similar to a number of species but the white spot on the thorax is distinctive. Melanics are common and will require dissection.

Verification Grade Comment: Take a photo if in doubt

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Larch
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
24/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
24/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
23/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
13/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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