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Double-striped Pug
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1862 / 70.141
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Kingsford CP, Worcestershire, 16th April 2023.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: March - May, July - August
Foodplant:   many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species found across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come regularly to light.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
29/10/2022136SO25 - Kington & Michaelchurch
29/10/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
14/10/2022140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
14/10/2022+39SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
Further info: Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
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