Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Marbled Pug
Eupithecia irriguata

(Hübner, 1813) 1818 / 70.170

A rare resident in Herefordshire.

Found on mature oaks in parkland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Extremely rare

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
08/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
07/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
06/04/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
08/05/20163VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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