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  Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata  

B&F: 1811

ABH: 70.147

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Wetland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in July and August.

Localities: Salcey Forest, Pitsford Water, Geddington Chase and Fineshade.

Observations: The species is under recorded in the county and probably occurs wherever large sallows are to be found. The moth is fairly easily seen by day sitting on the sallow trunks and this may be a way to increase its known range. On 12 July 1996 several fresh moths were found in this way on Deenethorpe airfield whilst searching the sallows for another species. An example of the melanic Ab. Johnsoni was taken at light in a Kettering garden on 30 May 2010.

L.O.N.: 1900. Geddington Chase. Not common.

First Record: 1900, Wallis.