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Marsh Pug
Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner, 1799)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1822 / 70.154
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Beeston, Norfolk.

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Forewing: 8-9mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Field Mouse-ear.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Marshy areas and coastal dunes.

Flies in sunshine around the flowers of the foodplant. occasionally comes to light.

Recorded in 23 (31%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2021128TF91 - Dereham
19/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
12/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/08/2020+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
22/07/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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