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Angle-barred Pug
Eupithecia innotata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1848 / 70.169
Photo © Tony Bellars,  22/05/2016 - 15 old lifeboat caravan park brancaster

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: Two Generations. May - June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Ash, Sea Buckthorn, Tamarisk, hawthorns, blackthorns and elder.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Opinions vary as to whether Angle-barred Pug and Ash Pug are separate species or different forms of the same species using different foodplants.
In the 2000 version of the British list, Ash Pug is recorded as a form E. innotata f. fraxinata.
There is also a view that Angle-barred Pug does not occur in this country, and that they are all forms of Ash Pug.

G. Haggett (1963) published a detailed review and concluded that all supposed British records of E. innotata (Angle-barred Pug) should not be regarded as distinct from E. fraxinata (Ash Pug). Riley - [BAIPM]

Verification Grade Comment: Ash Pug

Recorded in 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2021127TG24 - Cromer
20/08/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/08/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
14/08/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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