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Plain Pug
Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1842 / 70.166
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2015

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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata
Foodplant:   Goosefoots and oraches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread but local in the region and not common, in open, disturbed habitats.

Recorded in 46 (59%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
11/08/2022123SP30 - Witney(S), Bampton
11/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
10/08/2022124SP70 - Thame, Longwick
07/08/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
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