70.175 (1826) Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1848

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Although published as not confirmed for the region in Riley & Prior (2003), probably because the records had not been published in one of the journals, it had been caught in 1992 at the Mabie Forest Rothamsted station, with another trapped at Durisdeer and verified by M. R. Young.
 
Another was caught at Durisdeer in 2004, followed by two in 2006 at The Forest (VC74) by Arthur Ewing. The most recent ones are of one from Brigton Wood in August 2009 and one verified by Roy Leverton from Old Torr in late July 2011.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present early August to early October.
 
Larval foodplants
Wild Angelica and Hogweed ripening fruits.
 
Identification
The rounded forewing with uniform colour and a dark central dash, three spots on the costa and no white spot in the trailing corner all help to identify it.
 
Habitat
Overwinters as a pupa, probably among plant debris.
 
Recorders' notes
Care required to separate from other 'pugs.'
© Peter Norman, Old Torr, 27 July 2011

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