Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eupithecia absinthiata
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Pimpinel Pug
Eupithecia pimpinellata

(Hübner, 1813) 70.165

Very local in the region, almost exclusively in the Chilterns. Found on unimproved well-drained calcareous grassland. A retiring species, best looked for as a larva and could be more widespread.

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Recorded in 14 (18%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Burnet-saxifrage
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20211VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
18/07/20201VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
03/08/20181VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
26/07/20182VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91
26/07/20182VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91

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