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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159

Norfolk status
Local, Scarce.

Recent colonist, first recorded in Cornwall in 1959, now established and naturalised through accidental introduction via garden conifers throughout much of southern England from the Isles of Scilly to Kent, and South Wales. The species is spreading slowly north with recent Norfolk records. A single record from southern Ireland in 1993.

Peak emergence in August to September.

First Norfolk record in 1988. Not recorded again until 15/08/09 at Great Yarmouth.

Huge increase in records in 2023.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
07/10/2023128TF93Little Snoring
18/09/2023228TF51Walpole Highway
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Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: August - Sept (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Lawson's Cypress
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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