Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Shaded Pug
Eupithecia subumbrata
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Bordered Pug
Eupithecia succenturiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1839 / 70.188

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means rare: among our commoner species of this genus. Copdock, Bentley, not very frequent at light in Ipswich, Hemley, Felixstow and Needham (EMM. 1904, 80), Brandeston, at Monks Soham light; larvae and not uncommon imagines at Aldeburgh (Ctw), Southwold, Lowestoft, Gorleston, Beccles, Bury; Tuddenham (Waters).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found on Mugwort seedheads in the county.

Identification: Shaded pug has lighter brown markings and is smaller.

Habitat: Grasslands, waste ground, heathland, coastal grasslands, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
02/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
25/07/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Mugwort
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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