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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1826 / 70.175

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have been several records since 1970 from vice-counties 61 to 64. Whether it has actually become more common or whether there is more interest in identifying pugs with the better literature now available is difficult to ascertain. The larvae are often found on wild angelica growing under sallow bushes in damp areas (MRB pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): There are scattered recent records in all five vice-counties from damp areas. Tricky to identify when worn though fairly straightforward when fresh. Peak flight time is 1st August and records over four weeks away from then should be looked at critically.

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Recorded in 65 (33%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Wild Angelica and Hogweed
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2023162SE47 - Dalton
17/07/2023162NZ90 - Robin Hoods Bay
10/08/2022262SE47 - Dalton
08/08/2022162SE58 - Rievaulx
03/08/2022164SE26 - Ripley / Summerbridge
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