Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.
Foodplant: Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Eared Willow.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1883||1883||1883|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||49||50||76||177||20|
|Number of individuals||42||56||114||303||28|
For the county, we have a total of 372 records from 129 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is inconspicuous both as larva and imago and will only usually come in numbers to a light close to the foodplant, so it is probably much more frequent than it appears.
2012 (CHF): Scattered records from all across the county. This species is extremely small compared with other pugs and can be mistaken for Maple Pug. Peak flight time is around 1st August and records more than four weeks away from this time should be examined critically. It tends not to wander far from its foodplant (sallows).