Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata
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Marsh Pug
Eupithecia pygmaeata

(Hübner, 1799) 1822 / 70.154

General comments:
Extremely local resident. Species of Conservation Concern.

First recorded at Hemel Hempstead in 1945 by A. L. Goodson (Foster, 1945a), there is a wide spread of records across the county, but although the moth is probably to some degree under-recorded it is by no means common. It seems to have vanished from some former sites and so may be in decline.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (34%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2022120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
05/06/2021120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
21/05/2018120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
16/07/2017120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
16/05/2015121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
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Forewing: 8-9mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Field Mouse-ear
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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