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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1842 / 70.166
Photo © Damian Money,  Upton 13th August 2012

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Eupithecia millefoliata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Goose-foots and oraches.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
One of the more distinctively-marked Pug moths.
Waste ground, river banks, salt-marshes and other tidal or coastal habitats where the food-plants can be found.

Recorded in 44 (64%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2019227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
02/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
31/07/2019127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2019128TM09 - Attleborough
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