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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 12-13mm.

Foodplant: Mugwort.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19601857188319401963
Year last recorded20142014201420142012
Number of records4878231214734
Number of individuals53310430913232
Unique positions593094609
Unique locations623095619
Adult records4808127312632
Immature records10102

For the county, we have a total of 1062 records from 257 sites. First recorded in 1857.
 

Photos


1839 Bordered Pug 05
© Dave Williamson
1839 Bordered Pug 04
© Andy Nunn
1839 Bordered Pug 03
© Terry Box
1839 Bordered Pug 02
© Ian Marshall, 17 Aug 2010
1839 Bordered Pug 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are recent records from all five vice-counties. The larvae should be searched for on mugwort and can also occur on yarrow (AMR pers. comm.) although this has not been recorded as a foodplant in Yorkshire.

2012 (CHF): Commonest in the south and east of the county. Numbers have declined a little in recent years.
 

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