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.
|Year first recorded||1960||1973||1883||1883||1986|
|Year last recorded||1985||1973||1977||2014||2014|
|Number of records||4||1||3||31||19|
|Number of individuals||1||0||1||27||24|
For the county, we have a total of 58 records from 30 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Always a scarce species in Yorkshire, we now have a few more localities.
2012 (CHF): Not the easiest Pug to identify with confidence and usually needs dissection so it might be under-recorded. Most recent records are from the area around Ripon where greater burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella major) grows in profusion. This is likely to be the larval food plant rather than burnet-saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga) which is quoted as the food plant in most books and is much more local in this area.