Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata

Stephens, 1831 1817 / 70.151
Photo © Paul Holmes, 11 Jul 2011,  Collingham, Wetherby

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Eupithecia linariata
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and consistently found in small numbers where foxgloves occur in the hillier areas of the County and more rarely elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): Commoner than the similar Toadflax Pug and well distributed all across the county.

Recorded in 143 (72%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Foxglove
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
14/09/2022164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
13/08/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
09/08/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
02/08/2022163SK39 - Ecclesfield
29/07/2022163SE13 - Bradford
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