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70.144 ~ 1860 ~ Green Pug ~ Pasiphila rectangulata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-21mm.

Confusion species

Sloe Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


The flowers of crab apple, cultivated apple, pear, hawthorn, blackthorn and cherry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to the foodplant. Larva April-May. Pupating on the ground or in loose soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 23rd June 2010, Llanfyllin