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Thyme Pug
Eupithecia distinctaria

Herrich-Schaffer, 1838 1843 / 70.172
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1883-86) only reported this species from Bramham (VC64) and Richmond (VC65). It was not recorded again in the County until two were captured at Austwick, (VC64), on 19.6.1989 in a Rothamsted trap operated by P. Corkhill.

2012 (CHF): Very local in the limestone Dales. The Rothamsted traps at Colt Park and Austwick caught this species regularly in the 1990s. Recent records from Kettlewell and Colt Park.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (4%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Thyme
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
16/07/2022264SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
17/07/2019164SE16 - Pateley Bridge
25/06/2018164SD86 - Settle
07/07/2017164SD86 - Settle
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