Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Mottled Pug
Eupithecia exiguata

(Hübner, 1809-13) 1819 / 70.184
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 23 May 2001,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite widely recorded over all five vice-counties. Whether this is an increase in population, an increase in recorders, or both is difficult to ascertain.

2012 (CHF): Uncommon in the west but common and widespread in the rest of the county. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 139 (70%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood, Barberry and other trees and shrubs
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
21/07/2022263SK59 - Maltby
19/07/2022163SK59 - Maltby
18/07/2022163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
18/07/2022163SK59 - Maltby
17/07/2022463SK59 - Maltby
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