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White-spotted Pug
Eupithecia tripunctaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 1835 / 70.160
Photo © Alan Draper

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather local but now recorded from all five vice-counties. There is often a partial second brood.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county with a main brood peaking in late May/early June and a smaller second brood peaking in early August.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Elder and Wild Angelica
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
08/09/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
28/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
28/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
28/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
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