Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva on Juniper May 2014. Moray, Scotland

Immature stages

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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata
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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1854 / 70.158

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common, and levelly distributed, so surely not feeding on Juniper. Bentley Woods and frequent around Ipswich (Mly); Kesgrave, Campsey Ash, Stowmarket. Common about Bury (Wrt); Dalham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Rare, with few recent records. Some of these records near the coast could be migrants.

Life history: Single-brooded in one long generation.

Identification: See Oak-tree pug, which flies earlier in the year.

Habitat: Gardens where ornamental Junipers are grown, also coastal areas.

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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female bursa Hollesley 27 July 2014 - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/10/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/07/2022525TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
14/09/2020126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
11/07/2019125TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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