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: One generation, Mar-May.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak. Hawthorns.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records215384760816120
Number of individuals30092921811984205
Unique positions608010611619
Unique locations568310412119
Adult records209372747769119
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 2295 records from 383 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.156 Brindled Pug 05
© Terry Box
70.156 Brindled Pug 04
© Tony Moverley, 7 May 2018
70.156 Brindled Pug 03
© Andy Nunn
70.156 Brindled Pug 02
© Dave Shenton
70.156 Brindled Pug 01
© Paul Kipling, 9 Apr 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Formerly only recorded from oak woods around Selby (YNU, 1970). This species either has spread or has previously been unnoticed elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in oak woodland where it can be common in the spring. Increasing in numbers and found all over the county.

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