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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1842 / 70.166
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  09/08/2021 - Hethersett

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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Goose-foots and oraches.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of the more distinctively-marked Pug moths.
Waste ground, river banks, salt-marshes and other tidal or coastal habitats where the food-plants can be found.

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
06/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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