Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Mar-May, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: many plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19601857187118831976
Year last recorded20152014201520152015
Number of records14449261254983104
Number of individuals1658157516351897127
Unique positions998411810313
Unique locations1037812510112
Adult records14349231221958104
Immature records20000

For the county, we have a total of 4711 records from 419 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.141 Double-striped Pug 03
© Terry Box, 8 Apr 2017
70.141 Double-striped Pug 05
© Andy Nunn
70.141 Double-striped Pug 04
© Andy Nunn
70.141 Double-striped Pug 02
© Ian Marshall, 22 Jul 2008
70.141 Double-striped Pug 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed but not common.

2012 (CHF): This species seems to have become a lot more common from 1990 onwards and is now widespread across the county in good numbers with two broods - the second being the largest.

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