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Pimpinel Pug
Eupithecia pimpinellata

(Hübner, 1813) 1845 / 70.165

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, the larva feeding on the ripening seed capsules of burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga). In Dorset, the moth is very local and at low density being found in three unimproved grassland localities. These are on Portland and on Purbeck and on the Cranborne Chase. Old records indicate that the moth was more widespread in the past, presumably due to the far larger areas of dry unimproved grassland upon which burnet saxifrage grows. Diagnostics include:... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2009.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Burnet-saxifrage
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/200919SY79 Puddletown
21/08/200829ST90 Spetisbury
05/08/200819ST90 Spetisbury
22/07/200819SY97 Purbeck coast
14/07/200619SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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