Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eupithecia abbreviata
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Oak-tree Pug
Eupithecia dodoneata

Guenée, 1857 1853 / 70.157

Davey, P., 2009: Local in England and Wales, the larva feeding on the calyx of hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) hips, and oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common where hawthorn abounds and is frequent in oak woods. The national norm is a single brood in May and early June, but in Dorset the first brood is on the wing from mid-April until the end of May. A partial second generation occurs in mid-summer, with regular records from Puddletown, Merley and Trigon in recent years.

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Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Oak
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
10/07/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
09/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
04/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
02/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
30/06/201929SY39 Lyme Regis

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