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Eupithecia venosata venosata (Fabricius, 1787)
Eupithecia venosata ochracae Gregson, 1886
Eupithecia venosata fumosae Gregson, 1887
Eupithecia venosata hebridensis Curtis, 1944
Eupithecia venosata plumbea Huggins, 1962
previously: Eupithecia venosata (Fabricius, 1787)

Netted Pug
70.1550 (B&F: 1823)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Eupitheciini

Status and ecology:

Resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light but occasionally fairly common along parts of the downs and coast. Very local, irregular in appearance and in serious decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to mid-June, occasionally to early July. Larvae feed on the seed capsules of bladder campion and sea campion. (Pratt, 2011).

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Beauty Head, 18 v 2016 Photo: Keith Alexander

Eupithecia venosata (Fabricius, 1787)

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Distribution map for Eupithecia venosata

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. venosata | ssp. hebridensis |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Phenology chart for Eupithecia venosata

Phenology: Adult records only

Forms or subspecies: ssp. venosata | ssp. hebridensis |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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