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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata

Doubleday, 1856 1832 / 70.182
Photo © Paul Kipling, 17 May 2010,  NZ20 Richmond, VC65

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Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria
Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, most frequently from VC64.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but a bit more local than the similar but larger Wormwood Pug. Often seen in gardens.

Recorded in 115 (58%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - July and July - August
Foodplant:   Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant
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
01/09/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
23/08/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
23/08/2022162SE65 - York (E)
22/08/2022162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
21/08/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
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