70.181 (1821) Valerian Pug Eupithecia valerianata (Hübner, [1813])

 
Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record was of larvae found near New Galloway on 12th July 1984 by B. K. West that were bred on the following year.
 
On 17th July 2006 an adult was caught at Auchenshore on Auchencairn Bay and verified by K. P. Bland.

At Minnigaff (VC73) one was trapped on 24th June 2012, followed by another trapped at Courance on 6th August 2012. Another was trapped at Dornockbrow (VC72) on 12th July 2013.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa among plant debris close to the ground. Larvae are present July to mid-August.
 
Larval foodplants
Common Valerian.
 
Identification
Easily confused with Common Pug but that has a rougher texture to it.
 
Habitat
Wet situations like fens and damp woodlands.
 
Recorders' notes
Care required to separate from other pugs.
© Brian Henderson, Minnigaff, 24 June 2012

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