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Satyr Pug
Eupithecia satyrata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
70.177/1828
Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/06/2016 - North Elmham - female (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Pug
Eupithecia vulgata
Narrow-winged Pug
Eupithecia nanata
Forewing: 9-13mm
Season: One generation May - June
Foodplant:   Various plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce/Local.

This moth is represented by three subspecies or forms in the British Isles. The nominate form satyrata, a relatively plain in appearance, non-descript weakly marked pug, occurs in Norfolk and generally in the southern half of England.

Heathland and chalk grassland, fens, flowery open woodland and rough ground.

Shows chequered black and white veins in fresh specimens, may not be clear in worn examples.

Please photo/retain specimens for confirmation.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1971.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2018128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
05/07/2018127TG24 - Cromer
30/06/2018127TG24 - Cromer
18/06/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
09/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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