Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Bleached Pug
Eupithecia expallidata

Doubleday, 1856 1833 / 70.180

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers of goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea). In Dorset, the foodplant is local and decreasing in woods and on heaths on sandy soil and on greensand. There was evidently a relatively strong colony amongst golden-rod growing in Bere Wood historically as evidenced by the late nineteenth and early twentieth century records: Bere Wood, a fair number of larvae from flowers and seed-heads of golden-rod "larvae seem very local -... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2001.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Golden-rod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2001 to 02/08/2001+9ST40 Beaminster
01/07/1992 to 30/09/199219SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/08/193719SZ07 Swanage
25/07/193629SY77 Portland,E
11/07/193619SY77 Portland,E

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