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Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata arceuthata

(Zetterstedt, 1839) 1827 / 70.176
=Eupithecia intricata

Norfolk status
Conifer plantations, parks and gardens.

A fairly distinctive large and well-marked Pug.

Ssp. arceuthata named Freyer's Pug is the only one found in Norfolk of the three British subspecies of Eupithecia intricata.

Adults Fly from dusk onwards and come to light in May and June. The larvae of the common race, arceuthata (Freyer's Pug), feed on Common Juniper and various species of cypresses and false cypresses, exotic junipers and other conifers introduced to gardens and parks.

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Freyers Pug (female) Upwell - 9.vii.2013 - J. Wheeler
Freyers Pug (male) - Upwell 16.06.13 - gen. det. J. Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
13/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
11/06/2024128TF91Dereham 
10/06/2024128TF62King's Lynn
09/06/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
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Forewing: 12mm
Flight: May - June.
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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