Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata

(Zetterstedt, 1839) 1827 / 70.176
=Eupithecia intricata
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 23 Jun 2001,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Cottingham, four 27.6-4.7.1994 then annually (PAC); Bridlington, 30.6.1995, then annually (KAB); Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 15.6.1997 and subsequently (EDC); Spurn, 15.6.1999, 20.6.1999, 17.6.2000 (BRS); Kilnsea, 15.6.1995, 16.6.1999 det. BRS (DPB); Skipwith, 1.6.1999 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC62. Appletree Village, York, 7.6.1994; Burnholme, York, 16.6.1999 (MRB); Hutton Rudby, 19.6.2000 (GWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC63. Rossington, 26.6.1990 then annually becoming very common (RIH); West Melton, 13.6.1995, 19.6.1998 then recorded frequently in 1999 and 2000 (HEB); Wintersett Country Park, 16.6 & 3.7.1999 det. BRS, 26.6.2000 (PSm, PM et al.). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

VC64. Menston, 16.6.1996 (JC); Malham Tarn, 1996 and subsequently (DB); Cawood, 17.6.1997 (JP); Headingley, Leeds, 2000 (JBo). Sharow, 2000 (S&JW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): From its first appearance in the county in 1990 this species has spread widely and can be found widely in all five vice-counties though it is still uncommon in the north west. The larvae are common on Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii) and other similar species in gardens.

Recorded in 111 (56%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022163SE22 - Dewsbury
18/07/2022164SE37 - Ripon
14/07/2022162SE55 - York (N/W)
11/07/2022165SE18 - Middleham
11/07/2022163SE40 - Goldthorpe
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