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Tawny Speckled Pug
Eupithecia icterata

(Villers, 1789) 1838 / 70.187

Morley's Final Catalogue: Occurs everywhere, but most freely in High Suffolk. Distinctly sparse round Ipswich; abundant at Monks Soham light in July. Fritton (Wiltshire), Beccles, Ashby, Gorleston (Mr). The Var. cognata, Stn., has been taken rarely at Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae found occasionally on Yarrow seedheads late in the year.

Identification: Unmistakeable

Habitat: Grasslands, woodland rides, gardens, coastal grasslands.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
01/10/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/09/2023+26TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
15/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
14/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Yarrow, Sneezewort
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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