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Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia abietaria (Goeze, 1781)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1815 / 70.149
Photo © Steve Joyner,  Sheringham, 22/07/08

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Eupithecia tantillaria
Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Silver Fir, Noble Fir
Nat Status: (Immigrant) Uncommon
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant.
Apparently established in the New Forest, Hampshire, central Scotland and Ireland in the late 19th century, it went unrecorded for many years until found to be breeding again in the 1980s. Now known from coniferous woodland and plantations in scattered localities across the country. Records of singletons suggest migration, but it is also possible that additional resident populations occur.

New Norfolk record on 22nd July 2008, Sheringham.

Norfolk reference by Barrett [VCH 1901]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1909.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
22/07/2008127TG14 - Sheringham
02/06/1909+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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