Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva found on Angelica in 2011. Lopham Fen, Norfolk

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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1826 / 70.175

Morley's Final Catalogue: A species of general, if somewhat local, distribution throughout the southern half of England, feeding on the commonest kinds of Suffolk umbells. Bloomfield excluded our records (Lep. Suff., p.55); but they may certainly be reinstated, with confidence of future confirmation.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local, mainly in wet habitats.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found on Wild angelica flowerheads in the county and have distinctive black heads which seperates them from the larvae of White-spotted pug.

Identification: A plain brown winged species with 3 black dots, but these are not always apparent. Similar brown-winged species normally have some white spotting. Some specimens may need dissection to confirm if quite worn.

Habitat: Wet woodland, fens, carr woodland, river valleys.

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2023125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
31/07/2022125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
16/06/2022126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
21/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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