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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata Rossler, 1866
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1841 / 70.186
Photo © Dave Wilton

Similar West Midlands Species
Pauper Pug / Fletcher's Pug
Eupithecia egenaria
Grey Pug
Eupithecia subfuscata
Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

A rare resident that has recently been recorded in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

A species of uncut road verges and scrubby grassland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Dissection recommended for worn specimens.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2018137SO77 - Wyre Forest
15/07/2017136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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