Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Satyr Pug
Eupithecia satyrata

(Hübner, 1813) 1828 / 70.177

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern and eastern England, the larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including knapweed (Centaurea spp.), wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus) and meadow sweet (Filipendula ulmaria). In Dorset, this moth is very local, but sometimes common where it occurs, being easily disturbed by day from its resting-place among open scrub. The stronghold is in north-east Dorset on unimproved grassland on chalky soil, but a single record in central Dorset... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1959.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Various plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
27/05/201519SY98 Wareham
23/05/201219SZ09 Poole
22/06/200919SY79 Puddletown
22/06/200919ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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