Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 11-12mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dogwood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041904188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records12997474381357199
Number of individuals231514506352759404
Unique positions91786411821
Unique locations93775811919
Adult records12927414311294198
Immature records21050

For the county, we have a total of 4040 records from 366 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.184 Mottled Pug 06
© Terry Box
70.184 Mottled Pug 07
© Terry Box, 26 May 2018
70.184 Mottled Pug 05
© Andy Nunn
70.184 Mottled Pug 04
© Nick Lawman
70.184 Mottled Pug 03 larva
© Derek Parkinson
70.184 Mottled Pug 02 pupa
© Derek Parkinson
70.184 Mottled Pug 01
© Charles Fletcher, 23 May 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite widely recorded over all five vice-counties. Whether this is an increase in population, an increase in recorders, or both is difficult to ascertain.

2012 (CHF): Uncommon in the west but common and widespread in the rest of the county. Numbers are stable.

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