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Lime-speck Pug
Eupithecia centaureata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1825 / 70.173
Photo © Nicky Rowberry,  Malvern Link 28/5/22

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 10 - 12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - October
Foodplant:   Many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Found in a variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults attracted to light.

Recorded in 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
20/09/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
19/09/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
16/09/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
12/09/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
Further info: Eupithecia centaureata
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