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70.143 ~ 1859 ~ Sloe Pug ~ Pasiphila chloerata
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species recorded from just two sites, Commins Coch in the west and Middletown in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-19mm.

Confusion species

Green Pug, Bilberry Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Established hedgerows, edges of lowland woodland and thorn scrub.


Flowers of blackthorn.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva late March-April. Pupating in debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th June 2009, Commins Coch