The Moths of Suffolk
1860 Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : In a wide variety, including woodland, scrub, fens, grassland, heathland, gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Flowers of Crab Apple, cultivated Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Cherry

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite common, from Bentley to Gorleston and Tuddenham Fen.

Wingspan details : Forewing 8-11mm, Wingspan 17-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultV-Pug, Chloroclystis v-ata
Sloe Pug, Pasiphila chloerata

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman