Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata

(Haworth, 1809) 1814 / 70.153

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flowers of common cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense). In Dorset, the moth is rare. So far, it has only been found in the north and north-east of the county within old deciduous woodland, specifically in oak woods where the foodplant carpets rides, such as in Piddles Wood, Chetterwood, Holt Wood, and Boys Wood. Other sites where the foodplant grows include Clifton Wood and Bere Wood. It is recommended that this species... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-10mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Common Cow-wheat
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/201929ST71 Sturminster Newton
29/06/201939ST71 Sturminster Newton
11/07/201419ST91 Tarrant Gunville
11/07/201429ST91 Tarrant Gunville
26/06/2010109ST71 Sturminster Newton

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