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70.181 [B&F: 1821] Valerian Pug (Eupithecia valerianata) (Hübner, [1813])

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, damp woodland and other damp areas throughout much of the British Isles, but inconspicuous and perhaps overlooked. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight rare and local, frequently suffering from a high degree of parasitism, and this factor may be responsible for keeping numbers in check. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Similar to Slender Pug E. tenuiata and Lead-coloured Pug E. plumbeolata. Sometimes found as a larva, if sought in the flowerheads of the foodplant. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Common Valerian, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)15-Jun-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
West Park (SU11)15-Jun-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Blackwater (SZ58)1929-Jeffery, HGLarval
Alverstone (SZ58)1930-Anon-
Appleford (SZ58)01-Aug-1933-Wakely, SLarval
(SZ49)1981-Unknown-
Shanklin (SZ58)11-May-2008oneCheverton, JMAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
(SU42)1900oneBRC-
(SU50)1951-Unknown-
(SU50)1961oneBRC-
(SU42)1961oneBRC-
Cherque NR (SU50)17-Jun-1971oneDickson, RichardAdult
Crab and West Wood (SU42)1980-Sterling, DH-
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)01-Aug-1980-Sterling, DHLarval
(SU30)1981-Unknown-
Crab and West Wood (SU42)31-Jul-1985-Pickles, AJLarval
Crab and West Wood (SU42)31-Jul-1985-Pickles, AJLarval
Beaulieu (SU30)16-Jun-1994oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)16-Jun-1995oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Beaulieu (SU30)16-Jun-1995oneIvon-Jones, BAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)28-Jun-2000oneDobson, Tony Adult
Noads Copse (SU23)30-Jul-2002oneFox, BAdult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)05-Jul-2009oneDuffin, Barry Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
(SU53)1900oneBRC-
(SU53)1951-Unknown-
(SU53)1951-Unknown-
(SU53)1961oneBRC-
Abbotstone Down (SU53)1961-Anon-
Abbotstone Down (SU53)1962-Anon-
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)31-Jul-1985-Pickles, AJLarval
Porton Down (SU23)01-Jul-2000-Green, David G Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)24-Jun-2008oneDobson, Tony Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)24-Jun-2008threeDobson, Tony Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)04-Jul-2008twoDobson, Tony Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)12-Jun-2009oneDobson, Tony Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)12-Jun-2009threeDobson, Tony Adult
Winnall Moors NR, Winchester (SU43)30-Jun-2009oneDobson, AH; Edmunds, RDAdult

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