Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Weston Park, Hertfordshire (24/06/21)

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Valerian Pug
Eupithecia valerianata

(Hübner, 1813) 1821 / 70.181

General comments
Extremely local resident.

This species is extremely likely to be overlooked in many places, but the current emphasis on North Herts in the distribution map is interesting. All the modern map dots refer to the years from 2015 onwards; prior to these records it was last noted with us in the Stort Valley at Sawbridgeworth Marsh in 1991.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 7 (17%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/2024120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
24/06/2021120TL22 - Stevenage
13/06/2021220TL31 - Hertford
24/06/2016120TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
10/07/2015420TL41 - Sawbridgeworth / Bishop's Stortford
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Valerian
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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