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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 9-12mm.

Foodplant: Wild Hop, Black Currant, Red Currant.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041930188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records56218121140074
Number of individuals821206243543105
Unique positions4531527317
Unique locations4831507218
Adult records55418019539171
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1428 records from 219 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.182 Currant Pug 01
© Paul Kipling, 17 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, most frequently from VC64.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but a bit more local than the similar but larger Wormwood Pug. Often seen in gardens.

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