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Marsh Pug
Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner, 1799)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1822 / 70.154
Photo © Mark Clements,  Beeston Common 17/06/2019

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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata
Forewing: 8-9mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Field Mouse-ear.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Marshy areas and coastal dunes.

Flies in sunshine around the flowers of the foodplant. occasionally comes to light.

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
28/06/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
16/07/2022127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
09/06/2022127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
06/06/2022227TG31Bure Marshes NNR
01/06/2022127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
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