Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Maple Pug
Eupithecia inturbata

(Hübner, 1817) 1812 / 70.148

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the flowers of field maple (Acer campestris). In Dorset, the moth is found where field maple is plentiful, usually in old woods and hedges on chalky soils. The following record indicates that colonies can attain quite a size: Blashenwell Farm, many larvae beaten from old maple tree flowers on 23 May 1892, three hundred and eighty-two adults emerged between 2 July 1892 and 19 July 1892 (Reverend E... Read More

Recorded in 29 (73%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
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
07/08/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
02/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
02/08/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
01/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
31/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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