Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata

(Zetterstedt, 1839) 1827 / 70.176
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common resident.

From its first appearance in the county in 1990 this species has spread widely and now can be found commonly in all five vice-counties though it is still uncommon in the north west. The larvae are common on Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii), exotic junipers and other similar species in gardens. It has now moved north through Scotland where it has merged with the Scottish form, formerly known as Edinburgh Pug. Fresh moths should be easily identifiable. It is a large Pug with well-defined cross bands, a prominent discal spot and a dark abdominal band.

Recorded in 114 (57%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2023161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
08/07/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
07/07/2023162SE56 - Easingwold (S)
04/07/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
02/07/2023161TA02 - Hessle
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