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Dwarf Pug
Eupithecia tantillaria (Boisduval, 1840)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
70.162/1857
Photo © Greg Bond

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Season: 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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
25/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/05/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
25/05/2019328TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
25/05/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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