Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva found on Bladder campion seed-pods July 2022, emerged May 2023. Purdis Farm, Ipswich

Immature stages

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Pinion-spotted Pug
Eupithecia insigniata
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Netted Pug
Eupithecia venosata

(Fabricius, 1787) 1823 / 70.155

Morley's Final Catalogue: Broad spread, but distinctly scarce. Ipswich rarely, Waldringfield; Woodbridge (Major Moor); Needham, Stowmarket, Bury, Tuddenham, Brandon. Bungay (Mn), Beccles; Gorleston in July 1928 and 1932 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded. Can be seen flying over the foodplant at dusk as well as sparingly at light. Larvae have been found by searching inside seedheads and flowers of the foodplant.

Identification: Virtually unmistakeable, but see Pinion-spotted pug.

Habitat: Woodland glades and rides, gardens, grassland, hedgerows, coastal areas.

Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1922.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
25/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 10-14mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Bladder Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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