Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Childswickham VC33. 26/05/2017

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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
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Sloe Pug
Pasiphila chloerata

Mabille, 1870 1859 / 70.143

An uncommon resident, found more in the south.

A species of old hedgerows and thorn scrub.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults come sparingly to light so not often seem.

Note Can resemble some forms of Green Pug but fades rapidly to a brownish colour and has a salmon pink band at base of the abdomen which is black in Green Pug. Also, the cross-lines are less wavy.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 25 (18%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-10mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
15/06/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
15/06/20185VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
2018+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/07/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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