Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Martin Wood,  30/06/2023 Wimborne garden, 50w MV bulb

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Chloroclystis v-ata
Sloe Pug
Pasiphila chloerata
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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1860 / 70.144
=Chloroclystis rectangulata

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, common in the south, less so further north, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), apple (Malus spp.), pear (Pyrus communis) and wild cherry (Prunus avium). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, rising to abundant in blackthorn thickets. Elsewhere, the moth is frequent among orchards and in gardens where fruit trees grow. It is absent from core heathland.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Cherry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/201919SY98 Wareham
03/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
03/08/2019+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
20/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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