Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pinion-spotted Pug
Eupithecia insigniata
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Netted Pug
Eupithecia venosata

(Fabricius, 1787) 1823 / 70.155

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on the ripening seed capsules of bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) and sea campion (Silene uniflora). This highly distinctive Pug is very local in Dorset, and is yet another species that has probably declined as a result of loss of unimproved grassland on chalky soils. It colonises the following habitat types:

Inland Rare on chalky soil where bladder campion grows, often on roadside verges, although this plant rarely occurs... Read More

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bladder Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/201819SZ07 Swanage
13/06/201519SY49 Bridport
11/06/2015+9SZ07 Swanage
09/06/201019SY66 Portland Bill
22/06/200919ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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