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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 10-14mm.

Foodplant: Bladder Campion.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19121883188318831883
Year last recorded19911983201320142011
Number of records11651537
Number of individuals6448364
Unique positions9439276
Unique locations9440275
Adult records7537437
Immature records30330

For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 85 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.155 Netted Pug 02
© Dave Shenton
70.155 Netted Pug 01
© Charles Fletcher, 7 Jun 2008

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The overall distribution of this species has changed very little in the past twenty years, however there has been no further VC65 record. It has been found regularly in a Leeds (VC64) suburb where bladder campion was grown from seed as a garden flower (GB pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Very local in areas with bladder campion and not recorded every year. There have been no records in the eastern half of the county for over 20 years.

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