Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata

(Hübner, 1813) 1811 / 70.147
Photo © Charles Fletcher,  SE3663 Staveley NR, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is inconspicuous both as larva and imago and will only usually come in numbers to a light close to the foodplant, so it is probably much more frequent than it appears.

2012 (CHF): Scattered records from all across the county. This species is extremely small compared with other pugs and can be mistaken for Maple Pug. Peak flight time is around 1st August and records more than four weeks away from this time should be examined critically. It tends not to wander far from its foodplant (sallows).

Recorded in 103 (52%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: late June - August
Foodplant:   Willow catkins
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
23/08/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
17/08/2022162SE65 - York (E)
14/08/2022162SE68 - Helmsley
13/08/2022164SE15 - Blubberhouses
12/08/2022264SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
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