Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Thyme Pug
Eupithecia distinctaria

Herrich-Schaffer, 1838 1843 / 70.172

General comments

Foster (1941) adds this species to the county list from 'Tring, I, vii, 1905 (A. Goodson teste L. B. Prout)'. The specimen is in the Natural History Museum's main collection under the name constrictata, although it has 'E. tenuiata' written by hand on one of its labels. It is a female with the abdomen partly chewed, probably by Museum Beetle. The identification has been checked and confirmed by John Chainey. The only other Hertfordshire record is from Berkhamsted on 15th July 2017 - presumably a wanderer. The species breeds on rocky cliffs and similar in coastal locations.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/2017120SP90 - Berkhamsted
July 1905120SP91 - Tring
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Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Thyme
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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