Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug.

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Elder and Wild Angelica.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20152014201420142014
Number of records41920055634895
Number of individuals384287716414122
Unique positions6149788116
Unique locations6448798315
Adult records41019354132795
Immature records01010

For the county, we have a total of 1618 records from 289 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.160 White-spotted Pug 04
© Andy Nunn
70.160 White-spotted Pug 03
© Nick Lawman
70.160 White-spotted Pug 02
© Damian Money
70.160 White-spotted Pug 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather local but now recorded from all five vice-counties. There is often a partial second brood.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county with a main brood peaking in late May/early June and a smaller second brood peaking in early August.

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