Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata
Bordered Pug
Eupithecia succenturiata
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Shaded Pug
Eupithecia subumbrata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1840 / 70.189

Morley's Final Catalogue: Though merely a local kind in southern England, this seems one of our rarest pugs, possibly confused with E. succenturiata, for none are noticed since the Revd. Joseph Greene, of Pup-digging fame, took it at light in Playford about 1856.

Recent Suffolk Status: Found fairly commonly in the Brecks and Sandlings with occasional records elsewhere.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Bordered pug is a larger species with darker markings. Grey pug is greyish in colouration with no pale areas.

Habitat: Grassy areas with wildflowers, Breck grassland, road verges, coastal grassland, heathland.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2024125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
22/06/2024325TM57 - Southwold
21/06/2024125TM57 - Southwold
23/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
08/07/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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