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Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliata (Rössler, 1866) 
First found in the UK back in the 1930's, this fairly distinctive Pug has steadily increased it's range and first appeared in Nottinghamshire back in 2008, when recorded by Martin Gray at Broadholme on July 26th 2008. Martin recorded a second example on August 1st 2013 and it has most recently been recorded by Nigel Beasley on two occasions in Mansfield on July 23rd 2020 and again on more recently on July 7th 2021. Grateful thanks go to Nigel, for kindly bringing over the specimen below for photographing.

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Early stages                            
Part-grown larva (10mm length) on Yarrow Achillea millefolium. Photographed at Holme Pierrepont, September 2021.
Full-grown larva (18mm length) on Yarrow Achillea millefolium. Photographed at Clipstone Forest October 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Yarrow Pug 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray. Nigel Beasley. Andy Adcock. Trevor and Dilys Pendeton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022). Jim Flanagan.

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 January 2024

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