70.159 .... B&F 1855
Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniciata (Rambur, 1834) 
First recorded as new to Nottinghamshire as recently as 2021 when recorded on two occasions from a West Bridgford garden (Freestone, R.). This is another species which has been steadily expanding its range northwards in recent years and there have already been further records, with singles to light at East Bridgford (Jason and Lily Reece), Broadholme (Gray, M) and one (possibly two) at Bestwood village (Tobin, S.) in September 2022.

Appreciative thanks to Martin Gray (below left photograph) and Sean Tobin (below right) who allowed their photographs to be included here to illustrate the species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cypress Pug 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Sean Tobin. Martin Gray.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2022

copyright © Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (www.eakringbirds.com) . .
Moth Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Moth Photo Gallery - Text version