Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Oct.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Many plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records3599395509470125
Number of individuals5897529556655156
Unique positions125541136811
Unique locations133511117210
Adult records3582387471427124
Immature records51200

For the county, we have a total of 5098 records from 377 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.173 Lime-speck Pug 05
© Terry Box
70.173 Lime-speck Pug 04
© Andy Nunn
70.173 Lime-speck Pug 03
© Jill Warwick, Aug 2010
70.173 Lime-speck Pug 02
© Dave Williamson
70.173 Lime-speck Pug 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Sparsely recorded from all five vice-counties. Most frequent in the south, although not seen near Selby (VC61/64) for many years (SMJ pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county particularly in lowland areas. Two overlapping broods, the second being larger.

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