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70.145 ~ 1861 ~ Bilberry Pug ~ Pasiphila debiliata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B SE,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. Recorded at a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 17-19mm.

Confusion species

Green Pug, Sloe Pug.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Heathland, moorland and woodland.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-May, in spun leaves. Pupating underground amongst the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 19th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 20th June 2013, Commins Coch

Photo by GBC, 23rd July 2016, Lake Vyrnwy