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Angle-barred Pug
Eupithecia innotata

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

Recent Suffolk Status: Uncommon, mainly coastal.

Life history: There is a controversial debate as to whether or not this is a separate species to Ash Pug or the same species feeding on different food plants. In Suffolk, it has a mainly coastal distribution suggesting most or all of those recorded are of the form that feeds on Sea Buckthorn or Tamarisk.

Identification: The forewings are dark brown or grey with few distinguishing markings. The white tornal spot can be indistinct or absent, especially in melanic forms

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2022225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
05/11/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
04/11/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
28/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
22/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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