Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata

(Zetterstedt, 1839) 1827 / 70.176
=Eupithecia intricata

Davey, P., 2009: A species limited to southern England, the larva feeding on cypress (Cupressaceae spp.). In Dorset, this rather large and well-marked Pug is well established in most areas of human habitation where it feeds on monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa), leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii) and lawson's cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsonii) planted as hedges. Lawson's cypress is occasionally block planted as a forestry crop, and two adults trapped in Wareham Forest indicate... Read More

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
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
10/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
22/06/201919SY49 Bridport
19/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
18/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
17/06/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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