Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.178 [B&F: 1847] Scarce Pug (Eupithecia extensaria) (Freyer, 1844)


Notes: A rare Red Data Book species, occurring in saltmarshes along the coasts of eastern England from Essex to Yorkshire, but mainly around the Wash, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Sea Wormwood, over-wintering as a pupa.

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