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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-9mm.

Foodplant: Traveller's-joy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904190119402003
Year last recorded2010201419942011
Number of records32484
Number of individuals21835
Unique positions31463
Unique locations3973
Adult records32144
Immature records0110

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1901.


70.146 Haworth's Pug 02
© Dave Shenton
70.146 Haworth's Pug 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are five recent records for this species. The larval foodplant, traveller's joy, is probably only indigenous south of the Humber (Clapham, Tutin & Moor, 1987) so the new Harrogate district records may be a result of recent introductions to the area.

2012 (CHF): We have scattered records mostly down the centre of the county with recent records from the Ripon area and from Brockadale, both areas where traveller's joy grows. It tends not to stray far from its foodplant. Fairly distinctive if fresh with a reddish band at the base of the abdomen, it can however be confused with Slender and Maple Pugs when worn and may need dissection if at all unsure.

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