Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata

(Haworth, 1809) 1837 / 70.190

Davey, P., 2009: Common across much of Britain, apart from northern Scotland, the larva feeding on the flowers and leaves of a wide range of plants. In Dorset, the moth occurs in most deciduous habitats and it is often common.

Similar species is: Larch Pug. Diagnostics include: smaller discal spot; less sharply angled post-median line where it curves around the discal spot.

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
09/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
06/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
05/07/201919ST90 Spetisbury
05/07/201919SY58 Abbotsbury

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