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Scarce Pug
Eupithecia extensaria

Prout, 1914 1847 / 70.178

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a rare species nationally with few British localities. The northernmost colony was found at Spurn (VC61) where it was common, the larvae feeding on sea wormwood (Sutton & Spence, 1974a). It seemed to disappear in 1979 and extensive searches for larvae 1985-87 yielded no results. However, singles were again recorded on 29 June and 18 July 1988 so it may still be present here or in some nearby locality.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1997, we may have lost our small Spurn population of this very local Red Data Book species. In serious national decline.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 1997.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Sea Wormwood.
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/1997161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
18/07/1988161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
29/06/1988161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
21/07/1978161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
28/06/1977161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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