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

 

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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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Nunney's Wood (SZ48)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Larval
Fort Victoria CP (SZ38)13-Jun-1998oneSteele, TAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)25-Sep-2010oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn FomisonLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
Linford Brook Valley (SU10)1960-Siggs, LW-
Linford Brook Valley (SU10)1960-Anon-
Linford (SU10)1968oneRISAdult
Sandleheath (SU11)1992-Hutchinson, N-
Sandy Point (SZ79)14-Aug-2005oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)09-Jul-2011oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)19-Jul-2012oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)27-Aug-2013oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)28-Aug-2013oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
(SU85)1951-Unknown-

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