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Currant Pug
Eupithecia assimilata Doubleday, 1856
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1832 / 70.182
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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 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
07/09/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
06/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
03/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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