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Larch Pug
Eupithecia lariciata (Freyer, 1842)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1856 / 70.163
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Rammamere Heath 2017

Similar Upper Thames Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria
White-spotted Pug
Eupithecia tripunctaria
Foodplant:   Larch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Widespread across the region but less frequent in recent years. May require confirmation by genitalia examination. Found in conifer plantations but also more widely.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 41 (53%) 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
09/07/2022224SP90 - Chesham, Cholesbury
09/07/2022124SP90 - Chesham, Cholesbury
08/06/2022122SU86 - Wokingham / Bracknell
04/06/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
18/07/2020124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
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