Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1826 / 70.175

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern and eastern Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers and ripening seed capsules of wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris) and hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium). In Dorset, the moth is rare. In 1953, searches were undertaken for this species amongst wild angelica in many localities from Lydlinch in the west, to Warmwell Heath in the south, to West Moors in the east. Pug caterpillars were found, but all of them turned out to be the White-spotted... Read More

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
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
11/07/201719SY49 Bridport
2008+9ST40 - Beaminster
13/09/200359ST60 - Cerne Abbas
199519ST60 - Cerne Abbas
13/09/199319ST60 - Cerne Abbas

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