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Satyr Pug
Eupithecia satyrata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1828 / 70.177
Photo © Barry Pummell,  3/7/10 Swanton Morley

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

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 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1971.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/06/2021127TG24 - Cromer
04/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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