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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria

Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 1824 / 70.164
Norfolk status
Scarce. Also known as Fletcher's Pug.
Lime woodland and plantations.
Only known from a small number of areas in Britain including Thetford area of south-west Norfolk/north Suffolk and Hockering Wood in mid-Norfolk.

In Norfolk, larvae have been found on large-leaved lime (T.platyphyllos), small-leaved lime (T. cordata) and on the hybrid (T. x. europea) in plantations.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Eupithecia egenaria - A recent arrival. G.M. Haggett. Ent. Rec. v93. 236. 1981.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020227TG20 - Norwich
20/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/05/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/05/2019128TM09 - Attleborough
29/05/2017127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime flowers
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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