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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria (Boisduval, 1840)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1857 / 70.162
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  01/06/2013 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Cloaked Pug
Eupithecia abietaria
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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
11/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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