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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Apple, Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19791977
Year last recorded19861982
Number of records38
Number of individuals36
Unique positions15
Unique locations14
Adult records36
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1977.


70.174 Pinion-spotted Pug 02
© Andrew Rhodes
70.174 Pinion-spotted Pug 01
© Andrew Rhodes

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The first Yorkshire record for this species occurred in 1977 in VC62. Since then there have been further records in the same vice-county and it has also been found in VC61 but there are no reports from elsewhere.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1986, a population in the Scarborough area has not been seen for several years but might still be hanging on undetected.

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