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Shaded Pug
Eupithecia subumbrata
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Bordered Pug
Eupithecia succenturiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1839 / 70.188

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring across England and Wales, but very local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is at very low density, and at most noted only a handful of times in a single year from any one locality. This may be because mugwort is a fairly local and thinly spread plant, growing in roadside verges, urban wasteland and tips, but rarely in permanent, native habitats.

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Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Mugwort
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
19/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
17/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
13/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
19/07/201819SY78 Broadmayne

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