Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Valerian Pug
Eupithecia valerianata

(Hübner, 1813) 1821 / 70.181

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers and ripening seed capsules of common valerian (Valeriana officinalis). In Dorset, the moth is very local, and colonises three different habitat types: woodland rides on chalky soil, reed-bed and rocky coast. It is on the wing between mid-May and late June.

Inland: Larvae have been found feeding on common valerian growing along woodland rides on chalky soil in the north-east of the county, for example,... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Common Valerian
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
08/06/201919SY98 Wareham
14/05/201919SY79 Puddletown
18/07/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
15/06/201619SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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