Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Valerian Pug
Eupithecia valerianata

(Hübner, 1813) 1821 / 70.181

A rare and declining species.

Most often found in fens and wet open ground where its foodplant is to be found.

Overwinters as a pupa and flies at dusk, often resting on its foodplant.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Common Valerian
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/20172VC40 - ShropshireSO28 -
13/07/20173VC40 - ShropshireSO38 -
13/07/20172VC40 - ShropshireSO38 -
17/06/20031VC39 - StaffordshireSO77
06/06/19921VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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