Green Pug - Pasiphila rectangulata

Alternative names
Chloroclystis rectangulata

Wingspan 15-20 mm. A variable species and there are a number of very dark forms, some of which do not show any obvious green coloration.

Identification difficulty

Parks, gardens, hedgerows, scrubland and woodland.

When to see it

It flies in June and July.

Life History

The caterpillars feed on the blossoms of Apple and Pear as well as other fruit trees.

UK Status

A fairly common species in much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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