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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation Apr-May.

Forewing: 8-10mm

Foodplant: Scots Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041857188318831880
Year last recorded20132013200620142014
Number of records172484117
Number of individuals112164315
Unique positions13166236
Unique locations14176216
Adult records142483816
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 107 records from 64 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.171 Ochreous Pug 06
© Terry Box
70.171 Ochreous Pug 05
© Andy Nunn
70.171 Ochreous Pug 04
© Terry Box
70.171 Ochreous Pug 03
© Ian Marshall, 21 May 2015
70.171 Ochreous Pug 02
© Ian Marshall, 21 May 2013
70.171 Ochreous Pug 01
© Charles Fletcher, 21 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A very local moth which is dependent on pine. There are few recent records.

2012 (CHF): Recent records from all five vice-counties and this species is not uncommon if traps are set in pine woodland in May and June. Fairly distinctive and often has a distinctive posture with the wings "swept back".

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