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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Thyme.

Regional breakdown:

 VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831883
Year last recorded20111883
Number of records312
Number of individuals570
Unique positions92
Unique locations102
Adult records312
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 33 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


1843 Thyme Pug 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1883-86) only reported this species from Bramham (VC64) and Richmond (VC65). It was not recorded again in the County until two were captured at Austwick, (VC64), on 19.6.1989 in a Rothamsted trap operated by P. Corkhill.

2012 (CHF): Very local in the limestone Dales. The Rothamsted traps at Colt Park and Austwick caught this species regularly in the 1990s. Recent records from Kettlewell and Colt Park.
 

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