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Eupithecia abbreviata
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Mottled Pug
Eupithecia exiguata

(Hübner, 1809-13) 1819 / 70.184

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and dogwood (Cornus sanguinea). In Dorset, the moth is moderately common on chalky soil, but it is also frequent in the blackthorn thickets at West Bexington and at Alner's Gorse, and amongst mature hawthorn at Merley and at Gaunts Common.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood
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
15/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/06/201919ST40 Beaminster
25/06/201929SZ07 Swanage
23/06/201939ST90 Spetisbury
23/06/201919SY79 Puddletown

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