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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata Doubleday, 1856
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1832 / 70.182
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  25/08/2019 - Pedders Way

Similar Norfolk Species
Triple-spotted Pug
Eupithecia trisignaria
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Eupithecia absinthiata
Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Many habitats, woodland edges, gardens, fens etc.
Similar to several other Eupithecia species.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2020327TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
21/05/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
21/05/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
21/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/05/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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