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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159
Norfolk status
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.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
15/09/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
15/09/2020128TL88 - Thetford
30/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
17/08/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: August - Sept (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Lawson's Cypress
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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