Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. June 16th 2005.

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
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Bilberry Pug
Pasiphila debiliata

(Hubner, [1817]) 1861 / 70.145

A local and uncommon resident.

A species of heathland, moorland and woodland where Bilberry grows.

Overwinters as an egg while adults fly from dusk onward and come readily to light.

Note Green Pug is darker and the cross-lines are darker-edged, being just dotted with black in Bilberry.

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

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
24/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
02/07/202112VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
16/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
22/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO36

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