Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest, Worcs. May 8th 2009.

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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria

(Boisduval, 1840) 1857 / 70.162

A common resident.

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

Overwinters as a pupa, adults can be disturbed from foodplant during the day. Flies from dusk and comes to light.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
23/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
20/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO45
29/05/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
25/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO49

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