70.154 .... B&F 1822
Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata (Hübner, 1799)
Status .....Now a Grade 1 listed species in Nottinghamshire. Found in small numbers at three meadowland sites at Eakring, but not recorded at Eakring since 2006. Due to it's small size and indistinctive appearance, this day flying Pug is difficult to locate and is easily missed. A most bizarre new Nottinghamshire location for this moth, came in early June 2010, when a female was found egg laying in an Edwinstowe garden (upper two photographs). More recently found at Rushpool Open Space in Forest Town, Mansfield in May 2014.
Photographed at Edwinstowe June 2010
Photographed at Eakring Meadows May 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Marsh Pug
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018).

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Updated August 2021

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