Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
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Sloe Pug
Pasiphila chloerata

Mabille, 1870 1859 / 70.143

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the UK in Morley's time, first found in the UK in the 1970's.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found by beating flowering Blackthorn.

Identification: Green pug is brighter green when fresh, but worn examples can resemble Sloe pug. Sloe pug has a distinctive pink 'waist' around the abdomen just below the thorax. This is black on Green pug.

Habitat: Hedgerows, scrub areas, woodland edges.

Verification Grade Comment: Similar to Green Pug

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2024225TM04 - Hadleigh
27/06/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
26/06/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
25/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
20/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Forewing: 9-10mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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