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Maple Pug
Eupithecia inturbata (Hübner, 1817)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1812 / 70.148
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Devils Spittleful NR, Worcestershire. Gen Det, female. August 8th 2013.

Similar West Midlands Species
Small Dusty Wave
Idaea seriata
Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata
Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A fairly common species, especially in the south, but which is spreading. First noted in Staffordshire in 2002, now over 50 records.

Found in woodland and scrub where Field Maple is found.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults can be disturbed from foodplant and come to light.

Note Similar to Slender Pug with overlapping flight period. Maple often appears more yellowy-brown, generally more blotchy and with a narrower and less rounded wing.The discal spot is smaller and dark outer cross-line often uneven and broken.

Recorded in 75 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2022240SJ61 - Wellington/The Weald Moors
26/08/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
21/08/2022140SO57 - Ludlow
18/08/2022140SJ61 - Wellington/The Weald Moors
17/08/2022+36SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
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