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Eupithecia exiguata
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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata

Stephens, 1831 1852 / 70.156

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common wherever oak grows, particularly so in old woods. The species is notably frequent in districts where mature hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) occurs such as at Gaunts Common and at Merley, and this may well be an alternative foodplant for the species as it is on the Continent.

The Brindled Pug is one of the earliest 'brown' Pugs to be on the wing, and, apart from the Oak-tree... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Oaks and Hawthorns
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/201939SY39 Lyme Regis
31/05/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
30/05/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
24/05/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
23/05/201919SZ09 Poole

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