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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1848
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1824 / 70.164
Photo © Ed Parnell,  29/05/2017 - Wymondham (Cemetery Lane)

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata
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Eupithecia icterata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lime flowers.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce. Also known as Fletcher's Pug.
Lime woodland and plantations.
Only known from a small number of areas in Britain including Thetford area of south-west Norfolk/north Suffolk and Hockering Wood in mid-Norfolk.

In Norfolk, larvae have been found on large-leaved lime (T.platyphyllos), small-leaved lime (T. cordata) and on the hybrid (T. x. europea) in plantations.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020227TG20 - Norwich
20/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/05/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/05/2019128TM09 - Attleborough
29/05/2017127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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