Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata

Stephens, 1831 1817 / 70.151

Morley's Final Catalogue: Overlooked or confused, and (though always abundant in the New Forest) almost unrecorded from Sufolk since 1890, when it was known here solely from Playford (Gr) and Ipswich (Ml). One specimen in Gorleston garden among foxglove in 1933 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common. More common than in Morley's time.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found by looking for spun-up Foxglove flowers in July.

Identification: Toadflax pug is smaller, flies later in the year and has a curved outer edge to the dark band with no kink.

Habitat: Woodland glades and rides, gardens, heathy woodland.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
24/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Foxglove
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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