|1851 ~ Golden-rod Pug ~ Eupithecia virgaureata|
Resident. Local W,(E).
A locally common species found throughout the county. Probably more common than the records suggest.
Wingspan : M & F, 17-20mm.
The foodplant of the first generation is unknown. The second generation feed on ragworts and golden rod.
Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva June-July and Sept-Oct.
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Photo by MDH, 4th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin