Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Allan Eaton,  24/06/2019 - Kessingland

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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria
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Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia abietaria

(Goeze, 1781) 1815 / 70.149

Morley's Final Catalogue: Another merely local pug, known only by Dunning's record of it from Brandon so long ago as 1849 (Entom. 1869, 372), confirmed by one specimen beaten from a hedge by Crutwell at Southwold in 1891 (EMM. xxvii, 221), at the other extremity of the county.

Recent Suffolk Status: Rare immigrant. 4 recent Suffolk records.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: A large species of pug, much bigger than the similar Dwarf pug.

Habitat: Coniferous woodland where native, but Suffolk records mainly coastal.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1849.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
24/06/2019225TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
26/05/2012125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
09/07/2005+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
1891+25TM57 - Southwold
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Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Silver Fir, Noble Fir
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Rare / Immigrant
Former Status: (Immigrant) Uncommon
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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