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The good short winged dwarf

Observed: 30th March 2012 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

Attracted to MV light
30/iii (2)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata) interacts

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Good?

I disagree with Maitland Emmet over this one, to the extent that the eu- is surely just intensifying the idea of pithex - 'dwarf', rather than implying some judgement on the pugs being 'goodly'...as in the adjective eupion, meaning 'very fat'.

The 'Short-winged very small one' seems more likely to me.'

Ian
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