The Moths of Suffolk
1858 V-Pug, Chloroclystis v-ata, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland, parks, grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to June and mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Flowers of various plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : By no means so scarce as was thought in 1890. Wherstead, often in Ipswich, Playford (Ent. Wk. Int. ii, 1857, 11), Felixstow (Pyett), often at Monks Soham light, Stowmarket, Mildenhall, Downham; Southwold (Ctw), Beccles, Lowestoft, Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-11mm, Wingspan 14-19mm


Confusion species
    AdultGreen Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
2 16 19 100 5

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa imago ovalarvaimago larvapupaimago ovaimago larva larva pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Eye (22.vii.2004) © Paul Kitchener
Wyken Wood, Suffolk (27.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
Milden Hall Farm, Suffolk (13.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman