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Haworth's Pug
Eupithecia haworthiata Doubleday, 1856
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1813 / 70.146
Photo © Dave Shenton

Similar Yorkshire Species
Slender Pug
Eupithecia tenuiata
Lead-coloured Pug
Eupithecia plumbeolata
Forewing: 8-9mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for this species. The larval foodplant, traveller's joy, is probably only indigenous south of the Humber (Clapham, Tutin & Moor, 1987) so the new Harrogate district records may be a result of recent introductions to the area.

2012 (CHF): We have scattered records mostly down the centre of the county with recent records from the Ripon area and from Brockadale, both areas where traveller's joy grows. It tends not to stray far from its foodplant. Fairly distinctive if fresh with a reddish band at the base of the abdomen, it can however be confused with Slender and Maple Pugs when worn and may need dissection if at all unsure.

Recorded in 19 (10%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2023163SE51 - Askern
14/06/2023163SE51 - Askern
19/07/2022161TA05 - Driffield
18/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
17/07/2022263SE51 - Askern
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