Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Golden-rod Pug
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Doubleday, 1861 1851 / 70.161

Davey, P., 2009: A local species that is most frequently encountered in western Britain, the larva feeding on the flowers of golden-rod (Solidago vigaurea) and ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). There are three site records from Dorset. The following moths appeared at light traps during intense immigrant activity and are thought to have haled from the Continent: West Bexington, on 4 August 2003 (R Eden), Warre Wood, on 10 June 2004 (Dr P Sterling). The third site record was of larvae found in coppiced... Read More

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2003.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Ragworts and Goldenrod
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/201419SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/06/2004+9SY58 Abbotsbury
06/08/200319SY58 Abbotsbury

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