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Ochreous Pug
Eupithecia indigata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1844 / 70.171
Photo © Dave Jones,  30/05/2019 - Stoke Holy Cross - Five Acres

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 8-10mm
Season: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Localised.

Often, but not always, adopts an unusual resting position amongst the pugs, with forewings drooped below the horizontal (see photos).
Locally widespread in coniferous woodland, plantations and gardens throughout much of the British Isles.

Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/05/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/05/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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