Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Martin Cade,  Portland Bird Observatory - 16 Jun 2009

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Eupithecia subfuscata
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Shaded Pug
Eupithecia subumbrata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1840 / 70.189

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout southern and eastern England, but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on many plants including hawk's-beard (Crepis spp.), field scabious (Knautia arvensis), small scabious (Scabiosa columbaria), devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) and ragwort (Senecio spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at locally common on unimproved grassland on chalky soil both on the coast and inland. Elsewhere, it is found sparingly on unimproved acid grassland, for example... Read More

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Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
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
12/07/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/06/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
20/06/201819SY39 Lyme Regis
19/06/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
28/05/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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