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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria

(Boisduval, 1840) 1857 / 70.162
Photo © Terry Box, 17 May 2011,  SE4694Silton Forest, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local species in Yorkshire but now recorded from all five vice-counties. It is widely distributed in spruce plantations all over Northumberland and Durham and still increasing its range (Dunn & Parrack, 1986), so it may well also turn out to be more widespread in Yorkshire.

2012 (CHF): Locally common in spruce plantations but not often wandering to other areas. Distinctive when fresh.

Recorded in 71 (36%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress
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
18/07/2022164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
17/07/2022264SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
08/07/2022162SE88 - Pickering (E)
03/07/2022164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
01/07/2022261TA04 - Beverley (N)
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