Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Campanula Pug
Eupithecia denotata

Hübner, 1813 1836 / 70.185
=Eupithecia jasioneata

General comments:
Extinct resident?

Modern thinking suggests that subspecies jasioneata Crewe, the Jasione Pug, is restricted to the south-west Wales, the Isle of Man and Ireland, so that all of our records from Hertfordshire are in fact Campanula Pugs. Regrettably, I have not yet been able to trace any of these specimens. Foster (1937) lists records for several sites, all of which are mapped. More recent records, all of singletons are from Stanmore in 1984, Croxley Common Moor in 2003, Cheshunt in 2005 and Bramfield Woods in 2019.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 9 (22%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
24/06/2005120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
17/05/2003120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
1984121TQ19 - Bushey / Borehamwood / Stanmore
1937120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation July.
Foodplant:   Nettle-leaved Bellflower (seeds), Campanula
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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