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Tawny Speckled Pug
Eupithecia icterata (Villers, 1789)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1838 / 70.187
Photo © David Griffith,  To MV light, Urishay 10/8/22 VC36

Similar West Midlands Species
Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Yarrow, Sneezewort
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common and distinctive species across the region.

Found in many habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come to light.

Recorded in 100 (71%) 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
09/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
05/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
03/09/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
02/09/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
02/09/2022137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
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