The Moths of Suffolk
1861 Bilberry Pug, Pasiphila debiliata, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Locally absent/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Heathland, moorland and woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Bilberry

Morley's Final Catalogue : The late Henry Miller's specimen from Bentley still remains unique in Suffolk, where Vaccinium myrtillus is, as Bloomfield remarks, unknown ; but V. oxycoccos and other Ericaceae occur.

Wingspan details : Forewing 9-11mm, Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSloe Pug, Pasiphila chloerata
Green Pug, Pasiphila rectangulata

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Pamber Forest, Hampshire (18.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans

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