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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 9-13mm

Foodplant: Various plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20001857196618831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2263324
Number of individuals2242702
Unique positions2153113
Unique locations2113113
Adult records2241283
Immature records00120

For the county, we have a total of 67 records from 30 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.177 Satyr Pug 02
© Terry Box, 3 Jun 2005
70.177 Satyr Pug 01
© Charles Fletcher, 25 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has only been reported from three sites since the last list (YNU, 1970). Records do not state which subspecies has been found but callunaria (Doubleday) would possibly be expected in these areas of Yorkshire. The larvae may sometimes be found openly on flowers of hawkweeds, knapweed and field scabious (MRB pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Rather local in the county from upland grassland and lowland heathy areas. Possibly under-recorded and should be dissected unless you are quite confident about the identification. Often disturbed in the daytime on sunny days. There is no VC61 record.

Argus 69, 2013: Very local in the county. An old record from 2000 has proved to be the first for VC61.
VC61. Skipwith Common, 15.7.2000 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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