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1861 ~ Bilberry Pug ~ Pasiphila debiliata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B SE,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A 'Nationally Scarce B' species. A scarce species that has been found at few sites in the county. The last time at Lake Vyrnwy in 2016.

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.
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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