Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata

Stephens, 1831 1852 / 70.156
Photo © Paul Kipling, 9 Apr 2011,  NZ20 Richmond, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly only recorded from oak woods around Selby (YNU, 1970). This species either has spread or has previously been unnoticed elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in oak woodland where it can be common in the spring. Increasing in numbers and found all over the county.

Recorded in 139 (70%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Oaks and Hawthorns
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
23/06/2022164SE42 - Castleford / Pontefract
23/06/2022163SE72 - Goole
17/06/2022163SE20 - Penistone
16/06/2022161SE74 - Pocklington (W)
16/06/2022164SD74 - Clitheroe
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