Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Pug
Eupithecia vulgata

(Haworth, 1809) 1834 / 70.183

Davey, P., 2009: A common species across Britain, but local in northern Scotland, the polyphagous larva feeding on many plants including sallow (Salix spp.), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), ragwort (Senecio spp.) and hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common across all habitats and one of the most frequent pugs at the light trap. The moth is double-brooded with a dominant brood in May and June, followed by a smaller second... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) 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 and August
Foodplant:   Trees including Hawthorn and sallows
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
12/08/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
26/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
21/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
10/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
09/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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