Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eupithecia tenuiata
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Haworth's Pug
Eupithecia haworthiata

Doubleday, 1856 1813 / 70.146

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flower buds of traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, the moth is common where traveller's joy grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on soils with high calcium content.

This species is similar to Valerian Pug and Lead-coloured Pug. Diagnostics include: small; a sharply-angled median line touching the small discal spot; an overall brownish ground colour; several brick-red abdominal segments.

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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