Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk.

Immature stages

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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata

Rossler, 1866 1841 / 70.186

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the county in Morley's time. First UK record was in 1933.

Recent Suffolk Status: First found in Suffolk in 1996. Now local, mainly in the Brecks and Sandlings.

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

Identification: Plain pug has a broader forewing, with straighter crosslines.

Habitat: Grasslands, road verges, heathland, coastal grasslands.

Recorded in 34 (59%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
18/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
08/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/06/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
28/06/2023425TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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