Monday 2 June 2014

1862 Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)

Double-striped Pug, 18/6/12, Holborough Marshes KWT, Kent
Double-striped Pug, Boughton-under-Blean, Pete Maton

Double-striped Pug, 15/10/10, St Marys, Isles of Scilly

?Double-striped pug, 24/4/11, Didcot, Oxon

Double-striped Pug, 1/8/10, Didcot, Oxon
Double-striped Pug, 25/6/10, Didcot, Oxon

1860 Green Pug (Pasiphila rectangulata)

Easy when fresh!

Some of the darker forms can cause (me) trouble - especially when there's little green to see.

Green Pug, 18/6/13, Holborough Marshes KWT, Kent
Green Pug f. anthrax, 2/7/13, North Kent
Green Pug, 13/6/10, Didcot, Oxon, The Bald Birder

1859 Sloe Pug (Pasiphila chloerata)

Key features:
  • Thin pink belt on base of abdomen
  • Green wash when fresh (fading to brown)
  • Pale line outside discal spot is relatively straight (see 'Confusion species')
  • Medium size with deep wings
  • Discal spot elongated
  • Many waved patterns - often visible on faded specimens.

Confusion species: Green Pug lacks pink waist belt and has a waved white line beyond the discal spot.

Habitat: Scrub, woodland edge, hedgerows.

Range: Thinly distributed throughout England (not far south-west) and Wales. Range surprising given common foodplant (Blackthorn).

Sloe Pug, 18/5/14, Cliffe Marshes RSPB, Kent, The Bald Birder

1858 V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata)

V Pug, 24/4/11, Didcot, Oxon
V Pug, 11/7/10, Didcot, Oxon
V Pug, 4/7/10, Didcot, Oxon

1857 Dwarf Pug (Eupithecia tantillaria)

Dwarf Pug, 20/5/10, Knockholt, Kent, Josh Jenkins-Shaw
Dwarf Pug?, 2/6/11, Tullymurdoch, Perthshire
Several caught, but is ID correct?
Dwarf Pug (poss), 2/7/13, North Kent, The Bald Birder

1856 Larch Pug (Eupithecia lariciata)

Larch Pug, ex female, 26/6/92, Banffshire, Roy Leverton

Larch Pug, ex female, 26/6/92, Banffshire, Roy Leverton

Larch Pug, ex female, 26/6/92, Banffshire, Roy Leverton

1855 Cypress Pug (Eupithecia phoeniceata)

Cypress Pug, 10/8/12, Aylesford, Kent