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Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1830 / 70.179
Photo © Allan Drewitt

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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: May - Sept.
Foodplant:   Mugwort, Yarrow, Wormwood, Golden-rod and others.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Many habitats.
The Ling Pug (f. goossensiata) was originally thought to be a separate species, but is now considered a heathland race of absinthiata.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
25/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
11/08/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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