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Marsh Pug
Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner, 1799)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1822 / 70.154
Photo © Francis Farrow,  29/06/2013 - Beeston Common

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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata
Forewing: 8-9mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Field Mouse-ear.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Marshy areas and coastal dunes.

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

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
07/06/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
01/06/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
01/06/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
25/06/2019127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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