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Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1827 / 70.176
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, 31st May 2023.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common resident.

A species of gardens and parks where cultivated Juniper and Cupressus grow.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Recorded in 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
22/07/2022140SJ71 - Newport
20/07/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
17/07/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
14/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
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