A fairly common resident, especially in the north.
A species of a wide range of habitats.
Overwinters as a pupa while adults are attracted to light.
Note A difficult species to identify, especially the melanic variety when dissection will be required. Similar to Grey Pug but Golden-rod has chequered veins beyond the prominent discal spot and sometimes a white spot on the thorax.
Verification Grade Comment: Dissection needed of melanic variety.
Recorded in 57 (41%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1900. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats