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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1842 / 70.166
Photo © Ian Walker,  31/07/2013 - Hilltop, Cley, Norfolk

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Yarrow Pug
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 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
11/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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