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Brindled Pug
Eupithecia abbreviata Stephens, 1831
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1852 / 70.156
Photo © Angela Arkell,  22/04/2013 - mousehold

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/04/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
04/04/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/04/2021327TG20 - Norwich
04/04/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
02/04/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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