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Pimpinel Pug
Eupithecia pimpinellata

(Hübner, 1813) 1845 / 70.165
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 22 Jul 2009,  SE2671 Laver Banks, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Always a scarce species in Yorkshire, we now have a few more localities.

2012 (CHF): Not the easiest Pug to identify with confidence and usually needs dissection so it might be under-recorded. Most recent records are from the area around Ripon where greater burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella major) grows in profusion. This is likely to be the larval food plant rather than burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga) which is quoted as the food plant in most books and is much more local in this area.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 23 (12%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug  |  Plain Pug >
Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Burnet-saxifrage
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
28/08/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
26/08/2022361TA07 - Hunmanby
27/07/2022165SE37 - Ripon
24/07/2022165SE37 - Ripon
23/07/2022165SE37 - Ripon
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