Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia abietaria
Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata
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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria

(Boisduval, 1840) 1857 / 70.162

Morley's Final Catalogue: One found in Belstead road at Ipswich, about 1895 (Baylis) and at Bixley Decoy (Ml: both Suppl. 1900). Abundant among Larch at Foxhall, Benhall and a few at Chillesford, in 1933-5 (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common in the Sandlings and Brecks.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Cloaked pug is much larger. Oak-tree pug has a smaller discal spot.

Habitat: Coniferous woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
20/05/2024225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
15/05/2024125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
02/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/04/2024226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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