Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata
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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1854 / 70.158

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on the needles and flowers of juniper (Juniperus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is likely to be extinct. Juniper was once scattered across the county on most soil types, but agriculture and forestry have virtually eradicated the plant. All that remains is several ancient bushes on Ackling Dyke in the far north-east of the county: Wych Heath, four adults beaten from juniper on 20 August 1889, two adults beaten from juniper on 23... Read More

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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1907.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
28/08/201519SY39 Lyme Regis
1973+9SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
17/07/196419ST81 Shillingstone
01/01/1940 to 31/12/1960+9SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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