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Juniper Pug
Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1854 / 70.158
Photo © Lee Gregory

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Common Juniper, Prostrate Juniper, cypresses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Chalk and limestone areas, gardens and parkland.

Adult moths occasionally fly on sunny days, but mainly fly from dusk, coming to light.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/10/2020127TG20 - Norwich
06/09/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
03/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/09/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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