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Golden-rod Pug
Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1851 / 70.161
Photo © JB Kemp,  South Uist 24/05/2013

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Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Ragworts and Goldenrod.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare and seems confined to the Holme-next-the-Sea parish.
Any potential records away from this area should be retained for examination as it can be very hard to tell apart from Grey Pug.

Open woodland, waste ground and verges.

Verification Grade Comment: Hard to tell apart from Grey Pug

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/07/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/07/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/07/2018228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/07/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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