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  Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata  

B&F: 1856

ABH: 70.163

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded from May to July.

Observations: The moth can be very common in established larch plantations as on 22 July 1995 at Irchester Country Park when some thirty examples were seen at m.v. light. Results from the Fineshade woodland Rothamsted insect trap for the 1990’s show melanism occurring in some 20% of the species.

L.O.N.: 1906. Weedon, Brigstock, Geddington Chase. Common locally.

First Record: 1902, Victoria County History.