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Ochreous Pug
Eupithecia indigata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1844 / 70.171
Photo © Angela Arkell,  17/05/2013 - mousehold

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

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 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/06/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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