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1862 ~ Double-striped Pug ~ Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county. Probably the best known of all the Pug species.

Wingspan :  M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


The flowers of many plants including gorse, holly, ivy, broom, heather, rowan and roses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva May-late October.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 3rd July 2009, Llanfyllin