Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Jack Oughton,  Ex larva., Hardy Monument 2020

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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
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Bilberry Pug
Pasiphila debiliata

(Hubner, [1817]) 1861 / 70.145

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species restricted to southern and western districts of England and Wales, the larva feeding on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, bilberry is distinctly local occurring in old woods and on dry ridges or banks on sandy soils. No Bilberry Pugs have been found in any site harbouring the host food plant. However, a single moth was recorded many kilometres from bilberry habitat during a period of notable migrant activity: Trigon, at MV light on 4 July 2001 (C... Read More

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Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2018+9SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
04/07/200119SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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