Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Yarrow Pug
Eupithecia millefoliata

Rossler, 1866 70.186

A relatively recent arrival that has been found locally over a wide area in region, which is situated near the edge of its current geographical range. The larva feeds slowly and requires grassland or rough ground where the sward is either un-managed or not cut until late autumn.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 27 (35%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Yarrow, on the ripening seedheads
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
06/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
05/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
01/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU68
28/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87

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