Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata
Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata

Guenée, 1857 1853 / 70.157

Morley's Final Catalogue: Usually a somewhat local kind, but doubtless merely overlooked by us. Playford (Gr); Framlingham (Bloomfield); Coddenham and Combs (C); bred and captured near Timworth in 1909 (Nurse, Entom. 1911, 200).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. A small second generation can appear in June.

Identification: Brindled pug is larger and has less obvious black wedges beyond the discal spot. Juniper pug flies much later in the year.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, gardens.

Verification Grade Comment: Easily confused with Brindled pug

Recorded in 42 (72%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/06/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
11/06/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
09/06/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 8-11mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Oak
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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