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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1824 / 70.164

Norfolk status
Scarce. Also known as Fletcher's Pug.
Lime woodland and plantations.
Only known from a small number of areas in Britain including Thetford area of south-west Norfolk/north Suffolk and Hockering Wood in mid-Norfolk.

In Norfolk, larvae have been found on Large-leaved Lime (T. platyphyllos), Small-leaved Lime (T. cordata) and on the hybrid (T. x. europea) in plantations.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Eupithecia egenaria - A recent arrival. G.M. Haggett. Ent. Rec. v93. 236. 1981.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/05/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
09/05/2024128TL78Weeting (Emily's Wood)
14/05/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime flowers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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