Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Upwell July 2013

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Freyer's Pug
1827 Eupithecia intricata arceuthata
(Zetterstedt, 1839) 70.176
=Eupithecia intricata
Norfolk status
Conifer plantations, parks and gardens.

Ssp. arceuthata (Freyer's Pug) is the only one found in Norfolk of the three British subspecies of Eupithecia intricata. Adults Fly from dusk onwards and come to light in May and June. The larvae of the common race, arceuthata (Freyer's Pug), feed on Common Juniper and various species of cypresses and false cypresses, exotic junipers and other conifers introduced to gardens and parks.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
Freyers Pug (female) Upwell - 9.vii.2013 - J. Wheeler
Freyers Pug (male) - Upwell 16.06.13 - gen. det. J. Wheeler
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Forewing: 12mm
Season: May - June.
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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