Geometridae: Larentiinae

1821 (ABH70.181) Valerian Pug Eupithecia valerianata, (Hübner, [1813])

KR08494

Female, Carmarthenshire, ID confirmed by dissection
Female, Carmarthenshire, ID confirmed by dissection
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Female, Carmarthenshire, ID confirmed by dissection
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Big Waters NR, Northumberland
Big Waters NR, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Forewing length: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Flying: One generation, June-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Fens and damp woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 July to 16 July

Similar Species
Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, grey, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2