Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Probably just the one generation, May-Aug, peak in Jul.
Foodplant: Ash, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Elder.
|Year first recorded||1904||2006||1857||1883||1904|
|Year last recorded||2013||2011||2013||2014||2010|
|Number of records||47||3||36||185||2|
|Number of individuals||35||2||24||387||1|
For the county, we have a total of 273 records from 89 sites. First recorded in 1857.
Similar species: See Angle-barred Pug for distribution. John Langmaid (in corres., 2013) advises that in the forthcoming check-list that Ash Pug will be treated as Angle-barred Pug E. innotata (Hufnagel) but with a note that 'opinions differ'.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The distribution of this pug has changed very little over the past twenty years. There is still one coastal colony, where it was originally known as E. innotata (Hufnagel) (see comment in YNU, 1970), feeding on sea buckthorn, and a few inland ash-feeding colonies.
Argus 52, 2006:
VC62. Harwood Dale Forest, 27.6.2006 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): The true ash-feeding form (Ash Pug) is commonest in the western Dales though it can turn up elsewhere. Sometimes misidentified - take care if recording this species away from the coast or the Dales.
See Angle-barred Pug