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Narrow-winged Pug
Eupithecia nanata Prout, 1938
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1846 / 70.168
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Devils Spitleful. VC37. 06/05/2014

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: April - June, (Aug)
Foodplant:   Heather
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common resident.

A species of heathland and moorland but occasionally wanders in to gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly from dusk and come readily to light.

Recorded in 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2019140SJ60 - Coalbrookdale/Brosley
23/08/2019136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
07/08/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
03/08/2019139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
31/07/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
Further info: Eupithecia nanata
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