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Marbled Pug
Eupithecia irriguata (Hübner, 1813)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1818 / 70.170
Photo © Peter Hall,  Moccas

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Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
08/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
07/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
06/04/2018136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
08/05/2016336SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
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