Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Satyr Pug
Eupithecia satyrata

(Hübner, 1813) 1828 / 70.177

General comments
Very local resident.

Almost certainly overlooked amongst many trap catches, though probably unlikely to be found everywhere. In Bedfordshire, larvae are recorded on Mugwort, but the record is rather an old one.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 15 (37%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
08/06/2023320TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
08/06/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
05/07/2022120TL10 - St Albans
26/07/2021120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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Forewing: 9-13mm
Flight: One generation May - June
Foodplant:   Various plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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