Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug
Foodplant: Yarrow, Sneezewort.
|Year first recorded||1883||1904||1883||1950||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||519||224||176||279||83|
|Number of individuals||476||238||146||350||118|
For the county, we have a total of 1281 records from 342 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and locally common where yarrow is plentiful in all five vice-counties. This species is recorded more frequently than many other pugs, perhaps because it is relatively easy to identify.
2012 (CHF): There has been a decline in numbers in recent years though it can still be locally quite common. Still quite widely distributed across the county. The form with the orange-brown forewing patch (f. subfulvata) is much commoner than the plainer form (f. cognata).