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 64 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Ragworts and Goldenrod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
22/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
18/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
18/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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