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Larch Pug
Eupithecia lariciata (Freyer, 1842)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1856 / 70.163
Photo © Bill Urwin

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Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria
White-spotted Pug
Eupithecia tripunctaria
Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   European Larch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Scarce in Norfolk.
Generally found in and around plantations of larch throughout the British Isles.

Distinctive white spot on the metathorax.

Verification Grade Comment: Distinctive white spot on thorax

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
June 2019+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/05/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/05/2017228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
24/05/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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