70.166 .... B&F 1842
Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809)
Status .....A scarce moth in Nottinghamshire, with all recent records coming from urban or suburban locations. Several of Nottinghamshire's most recent records of this large and distinctively marked Pug, have come from Carlton in Nottingham and Market Warsop near Mansfield, where it had a particularly good year in 2021.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2016
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Plain Pug
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Tom Shields.

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Updated December 2022

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