Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Comer Wood, Shropshire. (DRS)

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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 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Larch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
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
14/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
13/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
28/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
25/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
19/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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