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Cypress Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceata

(Rambur, 1834) 1855 / 70.159
Norfolk status
Rare.
Recent colonist, first recorded in Cornwall in 1959, now established and naturalised through accidental introduction via garden conifers throughout much of southern England from the Isles of Scilly to Kent, and South Wales. The species is spreading slowly north with recent Norfolk records. A single record from southern Ireland in 1993.

Peak emergence in August to September.

First Norfolk record in 1988. Not recorded again until 15/08/09 at Great Yarmouth.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
09/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
28/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/08/2018128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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Forewing: 10-11mm
Season: August - Sept (May - Oct)
Foodplant:   Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Lawson's Cypress
Nat Status: Local (alien-foodplant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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