V-Pug - Chloroclystis v-ata
Wingspan 14-19 mm. The green ground-colour, small size, V-shaped mark and more triangular resting posture all serve to make this species quite easy to identify.
Parks and gardens, even in urban areas.
There are two generations in the south, flying in May and June, then again in August, but further north there is just one, in June and July.
The flowers of a range of plants form the main foodstuff of the larvae, including Elder and Brambles.
It is fairly common throughout most of England, Wales and Ireland, but scarcer in northern England and Scotland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015