Appendix A: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.1561 [B&F: 1853a] Scrub Pug (Eupithecia massiliata) Dardoin & MilliƩre


The vernacular name used here is as published in Lerault (2009) and is preferred over "Epping Pug" as it better reflects the species' native habitat (maquis).
This Mediterranean species (Iberia, southern France through to Italy; north Africa) has been recorded just once in Britain, when two individuals were trapped in Epping Forest in April 2002. As the larva feeds on flowers and leaves of oaks, especially Holm and Cork Oak, it was almost certainly an accidental import, possibly as pupae in cork from Portugal. Wingspan 18-19mm.

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Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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