70.176 (1827) Edinburgh Pug Eupithecia intricata intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839) 

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Two were caught in 1980 and another two in 1982 at Waterside Mains at Keir, Rothamsted station in May of those years. However, Riley and Prior (2003) state it is resident in mainland Scotland except the south-west. Whether they were aware of this Rothamsted data is unknown. The first for VC73 was found on a window on 20th June 2010 at Dalbeattie, with another there next day.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present August to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Junipers, cypresses and other introduced conifers.
 
Identification
The species once known as Freyer's Pug E. i. arceuthata has now (2014) been made a synonym of Edinburgh Pug, the nominate species.
 
Habitat
Coastal habitats, moorland and roadside verges.
 
Recorders' notes
Great care required to separate from other 'pugs.'
© Keith Naylor, Dalbeattie, 20 June 2010

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