Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Eupithecia virgaureata Doubleday, 1861
Golden-rod Pug

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.161

Uncommon and first recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2009. Uses a wide range of habitats and as a bivoltine species it is found from May to June and also in August

Larvae from the second generation feed on Common Ragwort Senecio jacobaea and Golden-rod Solidago virgaurea

Eupithecia virgaureata
TOP