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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1860 / 70.144
Photo © Dave Jones,  16/06/2022 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Forewing: 8-11mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Crab Apple, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Cherry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread.
Variable species, a number of very dark forms, some of which do not show any obvious green colouration.
Many habitats including woodland, parks and gardens.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
22/05/2024128TL79Mundford
22/05/2024127TG31Upton
20/05/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
17/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
16/05/2024127TG41Filby
14/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
13/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
13/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
09/08/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
09/08/2023227TG31Bure Marshes NNR
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