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Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1830 / 70.179
Photo © Angela Gray,  24/07/2020 - South Wootton

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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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
18/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
17/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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