Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva found on Nettle-leaved bellflower seedhead September 2021, emerged June 2022. Kent.

Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
Golden-rod Pug
Eupithecia virgaureata
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Campanula Pug
Eupithecia denotata

Hübner, 1813 1836 / 70.185
=Eupithecia jasioneata

Morley's Final Catalogue: ''I have been fortunate enough to meet with a few larvae of E. denotata and pimpinellata during the last fortnight'' (Crewe at Stowmarket, 3 Sept.: Ent. Wk. Int. 1858, 189). The latter only is noticed by Bloomfield, who failed to consult the Inteligencer when compiling his Lep. of Suffolk, and has been found at Ipswich by Miller.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults very rarely seen, most records are of larvae. Last county record was of a larva found on Nettle-leaved bellflower seedheads at Priestley wood in 1999 (T. Prichard, N. Sherman & G. Bull). Subsequent searches of many sites in the county with Campanulas have failed to locate any larvae. Quite possible that regular browsing of the foodplant flowers by Muntjac deer has caused this species' extinction in the county, as the number of flowering plant stems has declined quite significantly in recent years.

Identification: Wormwood pug is larger and has more obvious white markings. Golden-rod pug has a white spot on the thorax.

Habitat: Woodland rides and glades.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 1999.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/1999+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
1996+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
01/01/1994 to 31/12/1996+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
1858+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation July.
Foodplant:   Nettle-leaved Bellflower (seeds), Campanula
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
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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