Geometridae : Larentiinae

Photo © Garry Barlow,  North Norfolk. 040514

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Scarce Pug
Eupithecia extensaria

Prout, 1914 70.178/1847
Norfolk status
Rare unmistakeable Pug, found only in Norfolk and Lincs.

UK Records for this species from 2000 onwards, sourced records from just two 10km squares, with a record of a singleton from one additional 10km square, all in Norfolk. Rediscovered at a Lincolnshire site in 2011.

Larvae can be found from mid August to the start of September feeding on Sea Wormwood, a distinctive aromatic silver/blue plant, found along the edges of the Salt marsh on the North Norfolk coast.

Please send in all records of this species to the Norfolk County Recorder.

New UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1911.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Larval foodplant Artemisia maritima - Sea Wormwood - Sten Porse
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2015628TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/06/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/06/2015228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/08/2014728TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
15/08/20142928TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Season: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Sea Wormwood
Nat Status: Red Data Book
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