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National Status: Unconfirmed

Local Status: Uncommon and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Sea Buckthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1960200120132014
Year last recorded2014200920142014
Number of records1829331
Number of individuals2762331
Unique positions22231
Unique locations26231
Adult records1824321
Immature records5000

For the county, we have a total of 1836 records from 32 sites. First recorded in 1960.


70.169 Angle-barred Pug 01
© Mike Coverdale, 06 Jul 2015

Species Account

The coastal form (Angle-barred Pug) which feeds on sea buckthorn remains common in the Spurn area while the ash-feeding form ('Ash Pug') is commonest in the western dales. If you record it away from these two areas, please be careful as this moth is often misidentified (CHF, 2011).

Both forms are now recorded as Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia fraxinata in the database, and appear together on the Angle-barred Pug distribution. The form fraxinata will be treated as Angle-barred Pug innotata in the forthcoming check-list (per John Langmaid in corres., 2013). (TAB, 2013).

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