Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Many plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19641857191819411979
Year last recorded20142014201520142014
Number of records28614638327218
Number of individuals28114244229618
Unique positions4753969912
Unique locations5354919510
Adult records28214636125918
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 1105 records from 303 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.142 V-Pug 05 underside
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70.142 V-Pug 04
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70.142 V-Pug 03 Top
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70.142 V-Pug 02
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70.142 V-Pug 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Another of the pugs which are relatively easy to identity. There are now records from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in two broods; the second being largest.

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