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V-Pug
Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1858 / 70.142
Photo © Paul Harris

Similar Dorset Species
Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata
Forewing: 8-11mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Davey, P., 2009: Widespread in England, but local in southern Scotland, the poyphagous larva feeding on the flowers of many plants including dog-rose (Rosa canina), hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), bramble (Rubus fruticosus), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), ragwort (Senecio spp.), and goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and most common on unimproved grassland on chalky soils where dog-rose abounds. It is largely absent from open heathland. The peak of the second brood is on average, almost twice as large as that of the first.

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

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/201919SY49 - Bridport
27/08/201919SY78 - Broadmayne
19/08/2019+9SZ08 - Studland / Sandbanks
15/08/201919SY79 - Puddletown
10/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
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