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Angle-barred Pug
Eupithecia innotata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1848 / 70.169
=Eupithecia innotata f. fraxinata
=Ash Pug

Morley's Final Catalogue: Rejected as indigenous by Bloomfield (Lep. Suff., p.55); confirmed by a specimen bred in June 1901 from a larva taken on mugwort near Aldeburgh on 10 September 1900 (Mathews, EMM. 1902, 247). Bred 14 May 1932 from pupa found at Aldringham on 2 August 1931 (Mly).
E. fraxinata, Crewe, now synonymised with this species, is recorded as somewhat scarce at Ipswich in 1893 (Mly), at light (Pyett); Playford, Woodbridge, Lowestoft, Beccles: Brandeston, Stowmarket. No record from the west.

Recent Suffolk Status: Ash pug and Angle-barred pug are thought to be the same species currently.
Very local along the coast. Now very rare inland.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: A large species of pug with an elongated forewing. There are no other long-winged plain brown winged species found in the county.

Habitat: Coastal scrub (where feeding on Sea buckthorn and Tamarisk) and Woodland (feeding on Ash, Hawthorn, Elder).

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
30/09/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
08/08/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
01/08/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
06/07/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Ash, Sea Buckthorn, Tamarisk, hawthorns, blackthorns and elder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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