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Lime-speck Pug
Eupithecia centaureata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1825 / 70.173

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including yarrow (Achillea millefolium), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), ragwort (Senecio spp.), knapweed (Centaurea spp.), burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga) and traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba). In Dorset, this singular moth is common along the coast where yarrow abounds, and rarest on open heathland and in conifer plantation. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent on unimproved grassland along the... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10 - 12mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations April - October
Foodplant:   Many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/201929SY66 Portland Bill
18/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
18/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
12/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
12/09/201929SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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