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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1860 / 70.144
Photo © Allan Eaton,  16/6/19 Kessingland

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V-Pug
Chloroclystis v-ata
Sloe Pug
Pasiphila chloerata
Forewing: 8-11mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Crab Apple, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Cherry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite common, from Bentley to Gorleston and Tuddenham Fen.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found by searching for spun-up Apple flowers.

Identification: Sloe pug has a distinctive pink 'waist' around the abdomen just below the thorax. This is black on Green pug. V-pug has the distinctive black V mark.

Habitat: Hedgerows, scrub areas, woodland edges, gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
03/07/2024126TL97Hopton/Ixworth
02/07/2024226TL97Hopton/Ixworth
02/07/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
01/07/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
30/06/2024126TL96Thurston/Elmswell
30/06/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
30/06/2024125TM14Ipswich
29/06/2024226TL97Hopton/Ixworth
29/06/2024126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
29/06/2024125TM59Lowestoft
Further info: Pasiphila rectangulata
 
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