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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata Stephens, 1831
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1852 / 70.156
Photo © Tony Bellars,  02/04/2014Kings Lynn

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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak. Hawthorns.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
An early spring species.
Oak woodland, heathland with oak scrub.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2020127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
13/06/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
09/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/05/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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