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Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861

Golden-rod Pug
70.1610 (B&F: 1851)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Eupitheciini

Resident, but in danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Scarce, only known from a very few woodland rides and clearings. Extremely local distinctly irregular in appearance and in decline. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to mid July and again from late July into September, according to season. Larvae feed on the flowers of golden rod. (Pratt, 2011).

Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861
Flatroper's Wood, 25 ix 2014
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861
ex larva
Bixley Wood, 03 v 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander
Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861
found feeding on Goldenrod
Bixley Wood, 19 ix 2012
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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