Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159

Davey, P., 2009: First recorded in Cornwall in 1959, the Channel Isles the following year and now widespread in southern Britain, the larva feeding on monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and leyland cypress (Cupressus leylandii). The first Cypress Pug in Dorset was found at Swanage by John Langmaid and R Hayward on 23 September 1961. The species was not seen again until 1975 when a colony was noted at Furzebrook. Only from 1982 did the moth begin to appear in other localities, but always... Read More

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Recorded in 27 (68%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: August - September (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Cypress species
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
21/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
21/09/201919SU00 Wimborne
16/09/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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