Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae (Eupetheciini))
70.161 [B&F: 1851] Golden-rod Pug (Eupithecia virgaureata) Doubleday, 1861

 

Notes: Local on roadside verges, rough ground, woodland edges and clearings, in western England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight extremely rare, and only occasionally recorded: voucher specimens should be retained for confirmation of identification. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Very similar to Grey Pug E. subfuscata, from which males are separated by slight differences in the antennae, and females only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Common Ragwort and Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
1-km square SU80531201951Not recorded
Fort Victoria Country Park10113/06/1998Adult
Linford Brook Valley1101960Not recorded
Linford Brook Valley (SSSI)1101960Not recorded
Linford1111968Adult
Nunney's Wood (74/92/01)1001900Larval
Parkhurst Forest10125/09/2010Larval
Godshill1101992Not recorded
Sandy Point11114/08/2005Adult
Sandy Point11109/07/2011Adult
Sandy Point11119/07/2012Adult
Ashurst11128/08/2013Adult
Ashurst11127/08/2013Adult
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