Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Foxglove.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records12917569994893
Number of individuals1031887781219104
Unique positions486211514618
Unique locations476511614319
Adult records12216464490287
Immature records00600

For the county, we have a total of 2044 records from 390 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.151 Foxglove Pug 05
© Terry Box, 26 May 2017
70.151 Foxglove Pug 03
© Paul Holmes, 11 Jul 2011
70.151 Foxglove Pug 04
© Andy Nunn
70.151 Foxglove Pug 02
© Terry Box, 28 May 2012
70.151 Foxglove Pug 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and consistently found in small numbers where foxgloves occur in the hillier areas of the County and more rarely elsewhere.

2012 (CHF): Commoner than the similar Toadflax Pug and well distributed all across the county.

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