Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Apr-Jun.
Foodplant: Hawthorn, Oak
|Year first recorded||1976||1883||1861||1981||1979|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2015||2015|
|Number of records||251||52||112||208||29|
|Number of individuals||274||75||133||326||35|
For the county, we have a total of 652 records from 168 sites. First recorded in 1861.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: In 1976 the first record of this species occurred since Porritt's list (1883-86) and it has now been recorded in all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but in smaller numbers than Brindled Pug with which it is often confused. Oak-tree Pug is smaller and paler with a smaller broader discal spot and a pale patch distal to this. The peak flight time is 2-3 weeks later than Brindled Pug.