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  Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata  

B&F: 1823

ABH: 70.155

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Scarce.

Primary Habitat: Waste ground.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Records: 10 June 1994 Wellingborough (D. Larkin), 6 June 1998 Ringstead (P. Wilkins), 14 June 1996 Brampton Wood (J. Ward) and 1 July 1988 Collyweston Quarry (D. Howton).

Observations: The records are almost always of single moths taken at light. The only recent exception to this is on 8 July 2003 when two moths were seen at a garden m.v. light trap in Chelveston. All of my attempts to find the caterpillar of this species in the seed capsules of bladder campion in the county have been unsuccessful.

L.O.N.: 1903. Sywell, Brigstock, Earls Barton. Not common.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.