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Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1811 / 70.147
Photo © Andy Musgrove,  Nunnery Lakes, Norfolk

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Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: One Generation, late June - August
Foodplant:   Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Eared Willow.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of the smaller 'Pugs'.
Woodland edges, meadows and marshes.

Like all moths that overwinter as an egg, has one brood per year. Adults typically fly in late June, July and August, there just isn't time for overwintering eggs to produce moths in May and early June!

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/06/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
09/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
07/08/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
05/08/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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