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Scarce Pug
Eupithecia extensaria Prout, 1914
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1847 / 70.178
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  29 larvae found in 20 minute search

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Sea Wormwood.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare unmistakeable Pug, found only in Norfolk and Lincs.

UK Records for this species from 2000 onwards, sourced records from just two 10km squares, with a record of a singleton from one additional 10km square, all in Norfolk. Rediscovered at a Lincolnshire site in 2011.

Larvae can be found from mid August to the start of September feeding on Sea Wormwood, a distinctive aromatic silver/blue plant, found along the edges of the Salt marsh on the North Norfolk coast.

Please send in all records of this species to the Norfolk County Recorder.

New UK BAP priority species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1911.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/10/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/09/2019528TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
28/06/2019328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
27/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/06/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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