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Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1816 / 70.150
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: As with most Eupithecia species this is probably under-recorded. However, it is probably fairly common wherever wild toadflax is established on wasteground, railway embankments and similar areas in all five vice-counties, especially in the south and east.

2012 (CHF): Rather local in the county with a patchy distribution. It has declined a little in numbers recently. Often confused with the commoner Foxglove Pug which tends to fly earlier.

Recorded in 73 (37%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Common Toadflax
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023163SE41 - South Elmsall
04/09/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
21/08/2023162NZ41 - Stockton-on-Tees
20/08/2023+61TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
01/08/2023162NZ52 - River Tees Mouth
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