Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Cavenham Heath. June 2021

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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria
White-spotted Pug
Eupithecia tripunctaria
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Larch Pug
Eupithecia lariciata

(Freyer, 1842) 1856 / 70.163

Morley's Final Catalogue: Much broader spread than was supposed in 1890, though still mainly western. Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); one at Southwold in 1891 (Barrett). Near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse); Herringswell, and common near the rectory in Tuddenham during May 1898 (Sparke), larvae on larch at Tuddenham (Vivian); Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local. Mainly seen in forestry areas.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: A large greyish species of pug that has a distinctive white spot on the thorax. White-spotted and Pauper pug lack this feature.

Habitat: Forestry areas and gardens.

Verification Grade Comment: Distinctive white spot on thorax

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
19/07/2022125TM14 - Ipswich
24/06/2022226TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
12/06/2021126TL77 - Mildenhall
31/05/2018+25TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   European Larch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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