Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Channel Islands Pug
Eupithecia ultimaria

Boisduval, 1840 1855a / 70.152

Davey, P. (2009): First recorded as breeding in Guernsey in 1986, and following the capture of a single individual at a light trap in Hertfordshire in 1989, a series of moths were observed between 1990 and 1995 along the West Sussex and Hampshire coast. In 1995 and 1996, larvae were found between Hayling Island and Brighton on tamarisk (Tamarix gallica). The moth is mainly single brooded, flying in June and July, with the occasional second brood specimen noted during the autumn; the caterpillar... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
06/08/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
03/08/2018+9SY58 Abbotsbury
31/07/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
30/07/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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