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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1814 / 70.153
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata
Haworth's Pug
Eupithecia haworthiata
Forewing: 9-10mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Common Cow-wheat
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
GB Rarity: Nationally Scarce
Ex Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce, uncertain.

No confirmed post Victorian records. Modern records crucially all lack supporting evidence.

Please retain any specimens for determination.

Record by E.A. Atmore, 1899 at Lynn, noted as "A single specimen only".

Verification Grade Comment: No confirmed post Victorian records.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1899.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1899+27TM28 - Harleston
1873 to 1913+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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