Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1964||1977||1998||1982||2007|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2005||2013||2007|
|Number of records||20||23||3||33||1|
|Number of individuals||11||21||1||41||2|
For the county, we have a total of 80 records from 49 sites. First recorded in 1964.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was only recently discovered in Britain (Skinner, 1984), although it may have been an unnoticed resident for some time, being difficult to distinguish from C. rectangulata (Linnaeus). In Yorkshire it was first found by P.Q. Winter in 1975 and there have been several records since. It is probably still overlooked as an adult, being most easily identified in the larval stage.
2012 (CHF): Still local in the county and not recorded every year. Uncommon in VC63 and 65 with most records from the centre of the county. Take care to separate this species from the much commoner Green Pug. Sloe Pug fades rapidly and loses its green colour.