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Goosefoot Pug

Eupithecia sinuosaria

Checklist Number
70.167 [B&F: 1842a]

Record will require further evidence, at least a good photograph, unless CMR is aware recorder has confidence in identification


Subfamily:Larentiinae (Eupetheciini)
Authority:(Eversmann, 1848)

Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from eastern Europe, appearing in the south, now established in the Netherlands. First recorded in 1992 in Somerset and Hertfordshire, with a further example in Kent in 2005. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-26 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Goosefoot and Orache, no evidence of breeding in the UK.