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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1824 / 70.164

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the UK in Morley's time. First found in the UK in 1962.

Recent Suffolk Status: Rare and very local. Possibly increasing. First noted in Suffolk in 1996.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: A large greyish species of pug. Has a small black discal spot and no white on the thorax or wings.

Habitat: Forestry areas where Lime sp. have been planted, gardens, avenues of Limes along roads, woodlands with Small-leaved lime.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/06/2023225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
10/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
30/05/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/05/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime flowers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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