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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the UK in Morley's time. First UK record was in 1959.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common, mainly along the coast but starting to spread inland. First county record was in 2004.

Life history: Single-brooded. Flies late in the season.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Gardens, urban areas, coastal sites.

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/09/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
20/09/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
16/09/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: August - Sept (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Lawson's Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
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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