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1851 ~ Golden-rod Pug ~ Eupithecia virgaureata
UK Status

Resident. Local W,(E).

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species found throughout the county. Probably more common than the records suggest.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-20mm.

Confusion species

Grey Pug.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Most habitats.

Foodplant

The foodplant of the first generation is unknown. The second generation feed on ragworts and golden rod.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in loose soil. Larva June-July and Sept-Oct.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th Aug 2010, Llanfyllin