Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata

(Haworth, 1809) 1842 / 70.166

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species across England, but very local in Wales, the larva feeding on the ripening seeds of goosefoot (Chenopodium spp.) and orache (Atriplex spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density and occurs most often in the vicinity of pebble beaches or muddy shores where orache and sea purslane (Atriplex portulacoides) grow, notably the Fleet, Portland Harbour and Poole Harbour. The species also occurs very locally inland in high-nutrient arable situations, possibly feeding... Read More

Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Goosefoots and oraches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/07/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
09/07/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
02/07/201819SY49 Bridport
30/06/201819SZ07 Swanage

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