Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pinion-spotted Pug
Eupithecia insigniata

(Hübner, 1790) 1820 / 70.174

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local and not ranging north of Norfolk: on whitethorn and apple-leaves. Found to be rare in Suffolk during 1853 (Ent. Wk. Intel.). ''Considered rare, but I can sometimes find it easily enough by beating whitethorn at Kennet (Cambs), Brandon, Tuddenham and round Newmarket'' (T. Brown, ante 1890); bred in some numbers in west Suffolk during 1913 (Nurse, in lit. 20 Oct. 1913); a score bred from whitethorn, close to Tuddenham church, in 1910 (Hancock of Minehead, v. v. 1931). Bury 1936 (Btn).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare. A few recent records. Coastal records could be migrants.

Life history: Single-brooded. An early species of pug.

Identification: Fairly distinctive.

Habitat: Scrub areas, gardens.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2013125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
23/05/2003125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
14/06/2002 to 12/07/2002+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
1936+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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