Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria
Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata

Doubleday, 1856 1832 / 70.182

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the red currant (Ribes rubrum), black currant (Ribes nigrum) and hop (Humulus lupulus). In Dorset, the moth appears to be restricted to currant bushes in allotments, nurseries and gardens where it occurs at low density, and to river valleys containing hop. There are no records from damp woodland containing red currant, a similar situation to that of the Spinach1757.

This species is similar to the Wormwood... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant
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
27/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
27/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
23/07/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
09/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
09/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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