The Moths of Suffolk
1859 Sloe Pug, Pasiphila chloerata, Mabille, 1870

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Scrub, established hedges and edges of woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Flowers of Blackthorn

Records : Nowton (R Eley, 1999), Freckenham (M Hall, 1991), Stuston (M Hall, 1998), Burgh (N Sherman & A Prichard, 1999), Newbourne (A Prichard, 1999), Little Welnetham (S Dumican, 2000), Little Blakenham (SMG, 2000), Cransford (SMG, 2000), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006), Weston (N Muddeman, 2001), Eye (P Kitchener, 2003 & 2007), Long Melford (D Underwood, 2003), Lavenham (N Sherman, 2003), Tunstall (P Wilkins, 2003), Barnhamcross Common (A Musgrove, 2003), Bentley (N Sherman, 2004), Sibton (N Sherman, 2004), Wordwell (N Sherman, 1.v.2005), Redgrave (SMG, 16.vi.2006), Minsmere (R Harvey, 3.vii.2006)

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-10mm, Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGreen Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata
Bilberry Pug, Pasiphila debiliata

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten from flowering Blackthorn - Lineage Wood, Suffolk (iv.2003) © N Sherman
Great Cornard, Suffolk (23.vi.2010) © Stuart Read
Grove Farm, Thurston, Suffolk (6.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Abdomen of fresh example - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener