Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata

Stephens, 1831 1817 / 70.151

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution across Britain, the larva feeding on the stamens of the flowers of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea). In Dorset, the moth is common and can be abundant where foxglove grows in large numbers in cleared woodland, old hedgebanks, sheltered grassland, especially on well-drained acid soils. The national norm is for a single brood in May and June, but in Dorset adults are observed on many occasions in July and well into August, for example at Arne,... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Foxglove
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
20/07/201919SY98 Wareham
18/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
17/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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