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Narrow-winged Pug
Eupithecia nanata

Prout, 1938 1846 / 70.168

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring on heaths and moorland throughout Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers of heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, the moth is abundant on sandy soil where heather (Calluna vulgaris) and heath (Erica spp.) abound. The moth is also encountered occasionally on unimproved dry grassland inland and on the coastal belt well away from heathland where ericaceous plants are quite absent, for example between 1991 and 2004, there were twenty separate occasions when the... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: April - June, (Aug)
Foodplant:   Heather
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
24/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/08/201919SZ09 Poole
11/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
02/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
02/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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