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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: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-11mm.

Foodplant: Crab Apple, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Cherry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041857188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records23457696431426322
Number of individuals451212527882804658
Unique positions1108311714935
Unique locations1177811715333
Adult records23167585981380318
Immature records10500

For the county, we have a total of 5505 records from 498 sites. First recorded in 1857.


70.144 Green Pug 05
© Terry Box, 25 Jul 2020
70.144 Green Pug 04
© Tony Moverley, 20 Jun 2016
70.144 Green Pug 03
© Andy Nunn
70.144 Green Pug 02
© Derek Parkinson
70.144 Green Pug 01
© Alan Miller

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often recorded as 'frequent' in vice-counties 63 and 64 but records are scarce in the other three vice-counties. Specimens should be checked carefully to separate any C. chloerata (Mabille) but it is unwise to use superficial characters alone (AMR pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all five vice-counties.

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