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Bleached Pug
Eupithecia expallidata Doubleday, 1856
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1833 / 70.180
Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Haugh Wood, Herefordshire, 11/8/13

Similar West Midlands Species
Wormwood Pug
Eupithecia absinthiata
Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Golden-rod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare and declining species.

A species of woodland rides and clearings.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults fly at dusk and occasionally come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (9%) 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
11/08/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
07/08/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
27/07/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
04/08/2021236SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
07/07/2021136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
Further info: Eupithecia expallidata
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