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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria (Boisduval, 1840)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1857 / 70.162
Photo © Brian Jones,  23/04/2011 Waveny Forest, Fritton, VC25 East Suffolk

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Locally distributed where Conifers found.
Despite its English name, not a small Pug!

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020+27TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
31/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
31/07/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
18/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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