Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Golden-rod Pug
Eupithecia virgaureata

Doubleday, 1861 1851 / 70.161

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

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Ragworts and Goldenrod
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
04/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84

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