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

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Eupithecia centaureata
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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 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/04/2020136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
23/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
08/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
07/04/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
06/04/2018136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
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