Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
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Sloe Pug
Pasiphila chloerata

Mabille, 1870 1859 / 70.143

Davey, P., 2009: This species was unknown until larvae were discovered in Surrey in 1971. It is now known to be widespread across southern Britain but more local further north, the larva rapidly feeding up on the flowers of blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). In Dorset, the moth is likely to be under-recorded. Blackthorn is a common shrub across the county, and searches for larvae on sloe blossom may yield further localities in addition to ones currently scattered across much of the county. The Sloe... Read More

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-10mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/201819SY67 Portland / Weymouth
07/06/201819SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/06/201519SY67 Portland / Weymouth
11/06/2015+9SZ07 Swanage
04/07/201419SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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