Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1854 / 70.158
Photo © Tony Moverley, 25 Jul 2012,  SD821632 Settle

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The majority of these records probably originate from larvae on introduced bushes which may now be established. However we do also have records from indigenous Yorkshire plants where the moth may well have been an unnoticed resident for many years.

2012 (CHF): This species seemed to be quite common and widespread in the 1990s but has declined considerably in the last few years although we still get scattered records in all five VCs. A decline has been noticed in other parts of the country.

Recorded in 69 (35%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20222065SD89 - Hardraw
27/07/20221164SD77 - Ingleborough
16/07/2022164SD77 - Ingleborough
16/07/2022364SD77 - Ingleborough
23/08/2021164SD66 - High Bentham
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