Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Larch Pug
Eupithecia lariciata

(Freyer, 1842) 1856 / 70.163

General comments:
Widespread but very local resident.

The available data suggest that this is a rather scarce pug in Hertfordshire, but that merely reflects the scarcity of Larch trees. Find a tree and the moth will likely be present. An extremely late example was taken at Hares Garden Wood, near Tring, on 10th November 2004.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
01/07/2020120TL31 - Hertford
23/04/2020120TL10 - St Albans
11/04/2020120TL10 - St Albans
04/06/2019120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   European Larch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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