Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Angle-barred Pug
Eupithecia innotata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1848 / 70.169
=Eupithecia innotata f. fraxinata
=Ash Pug

Davey, P., 2009: A local species, the larva feeding on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in mainland Britain, and on sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) along south-east and eastern coasts of England. The species has also been found on tamarisk (Tamarix gallica) in neighbouring Hampshire (Goater, Norris, 2001). Abroad, the species is polyphagous, with blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and dog-rose (Rosa canina) mentioned as foodplants. In Dorset, this distinctive elongated-winged moth is rare, and the... Read More

Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June, Aug
Foodplant:   Ash, Sea Buckthorn, Tamarisk, hawthorns, blackthorns and elder
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
10/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
02/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
18/05/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
26/06/201819SY78 Broadmayne
04/06/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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