70.161.... B&F 1851
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata (Doubleday, 1861)
Status .....Widespread in Nottinghamshire. Poorly marked Golden-rod Pugs are difficult to identify, so the abdominal plates of the males were examined to determine identification.
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Male (melanic form) photographed at Lound Wood July 2008   Male photographed at Lound Wood July 23rd 2008
 
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Female (melanic form) photographed at Lound Wood July 2008   Male photographed at Sherwood Forest July 15th 2008
 
     
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Golden-rod Pug
 
Underside of eigth abdominal section of Lound Wood male, showing characteristic sclerotized plate.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Nottingham City Council. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017).

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Updated January 2019

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