Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Royston, Hertfordshire, (07/07/17) - Reared from female caught

Immature stages

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Golden-rod Pug
Eupithecia virgaureata

Doubleday, 1861 1851 / 70.161

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Although likely to be somewhat overlooked in light traps, this is in any case a scarce species in south-east England and is perhaps on its way out in our own area? Woodland with long-established Golden Rod plants, needed as a foodplant by second generation larvae, are few and far between.

Recorded in 11 (27%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
22/07/2018120TL34 - Royston (S)
07/06/2018121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
07/07/2017120TL34 - Royston (S)
27/05/2016121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
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Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Ragworts and Goldenrod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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