70.179 .... B&F 1830
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata (Clerck, 1759)
Status .....Widely distributed in Nottinghamshire, but seemingly not a common moth on the basis of how often we have trapped it. Ling Pug, was once thought by some authorities to be a seperate species, but is now regarded as the heathland form of Wormwood Pug and is common in the Sherwood Forest area.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2015
Ling Pug Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata
Status .....Now regarded as the heathland form of Wormwood Pug. Ling Pug is common on Budby South Forest and in other areas of heath at Sherwood Forest CP. In Nottinghamshire, it is confined to the Sherwood Forest area.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Wormwood Pug
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Tim Sexton. Phil Cadman. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Martin Gray. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Andy Adcock.

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Updated August 2021

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