Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Freyer's Pug
Eupithecia intricata arceuthata

(Zetterstedt, 1839) 70.176/1827
=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 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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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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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2015128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
10/07/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/07/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/07/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
03/07/2015127TG24 - Cromer
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Forewing: 12mm
Season: May - June.
Foodplant:   Cypresses, Juniper
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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