Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Foxglove Pug
Eupithecia pulchellata
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Toadflax Pug
Eupithecia linariata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1816 / 70.150

Davey, P., 2009: A species found across England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the flowers and seed capsules of common toadflax (Linaria vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, occurring most frequently on Portland, and elsewhere scattered on chalky soil in 'non-native' and transient habitats, such as field edges, dry verges, embankments and disturbed ground. The flight period covers three months on average, and, given the relatively prolonged... Read More

Recorded in 26 (65%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Toadflax
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
07/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
18/07/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
17/07/201819ST61 Sherborne

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