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Ochreous Pug
Eupithecia indigata

(Hübner, 1813) 1844 / 70.171

Davey, P., 2009: A general distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on the buds and fresh shoots of scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). In Dorset, the moth is locally common on sandy soil amongst scots pine woods. Scots pine either block-planted or in scattered communities away from heathland also harbours the species, for example at Stubhampton Bottom and at Fontmell Down in north Dorset. Diagnostics include: pointed apex; light ochreous grey forewing; conspicuous ovate discal spot.

Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/201919SY98 Wareham
26/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
18/05/201919SZ09 Poole
12/05/201919SZ09 Poole
10/05/201929SY98 Wareham

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