Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 10-12mm.

Foodplant: Trees including Hawthorn and sallows.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041857188318831883
Year last recorded20152014201420142015
Number of records3939168515152473455
Number of individuals64933627279862181139
Unique positions13212217217929
Unique locations13711516818426
Adult records3911166614582418455
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 10067 records from 630 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.183 Common Pug 06
© Terry Box, 19 May 2020
70.183 Common Pug 05
© Andy Nunn
70.183 Common Pug 04
© Tony Moverley, 15 May 2018
70.183 Common Pug 03
© Nick Lawman
70.183 Common Pug 02
© Paul Kipling, 27 Apr 2012
70.183 Common Pug 01
© Charles Fletcher, 22 May 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: One of the few pugs which is commonly recorded throughout all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Still common and widespread across the whole of the county.

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