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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Yellow Loosestrife.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201318901883
Year last recorded201319762011
Number of records1316
Number of individuals1010
Unique positions136
Unique locations134
Adult records1211
Immature records013

For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.129 Dentated Pug 01
© Paul Holmes
70.129 Dentated Pug 02
© Paul Holmes

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth is still present in its best known Yorkshire site at Askham Bog (VC64) and it has also recently been reported from Thorne Moors, another old haunt.

2012 (CHF): All records since 1976 have been from Askham Bog where it is still occasionally recorded flying by day, coming to light or as larvae on yellow loosestrife. This is an uncommon species nationally and this is the most northerly colony.

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