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Campanula Pug
Eupithecia denotata Hübner, 1813
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1836 / 70.185
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Ex. Larva. Guiting Wood VC33. 2015

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Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Nettle-leaved Bellflower (seeds), Campanulas
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

A rare local resident on Worcestershire/Herefordshire border.

Found in woodland and ride edges, hedges and scrubby grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa but adults are seldom seen.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 9 (6%) 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
18/08/2019137SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
09/09/2018837SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
09/07/2018137SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
15/07/2016136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
05/09/2015+37SO76 - Sapey Common & Great Witley
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