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70.181 ~ 1821 ~ Valerian Pug ~ Eupithecia valerianata
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2014 at Commins Coch in the far west of the county. It would seem that this species had been previously overlooked and is likely to occur in most places with rank vegetation. Since then it has been recorded at a few other scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 15-18mm.

Confusion species

Common Pug and Lead-coloured Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Seems to occur in a variety of habitats, but especially damper places.


Common Valerian.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in the debris on the ground. Larva, July-mid August.  
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 15th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy