Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Marbled Pug
Eupithecia irriguata

(Hübner, 1813) 1818 / 70.170

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local and tends to colonise old oak woods; current sites include: Powerstock Common, Deadmoor Common, Melcombe Park, Oakers Wood, Arne Wood, and historical sites include Wootton Wood and Chamberlaynes. Reduction in old oak and birch woodland to make way for conifer plantation has undoubtedly reduced the number of colonies across the county. Managing a varied age... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/04/201929SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
20/04/201949SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
20/04/201949SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
07/08/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
02/05/201719ST61 Sherborne

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