Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria
Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata
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Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata

(Haworth, 1809) 1837 / 70.190

Morley's Final Catalogue: Certainly generally distributed and perhaps common, but little noticed. Rather rare about Ipswich (Mly, Baylis); Bentley Woods; Monks Soham light; frequent at Weston. Gorleston (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common. One of Suffolk's more regularly encountered pug species.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae occasionally found on various flowers.

Identification: Pauper pug has longer wings, unlike the short and rounded wings of Grey pug. Yarrow pug is another long-winged species and is not greyish in colour.
Worth noting that if it is a struggle to identify a pug more often than not it will turn out to be a Grey pug!

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
23/07/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
18/07/2023225TM59 - Lowestoft
18/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
17/07/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
     
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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