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Green Pug
Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1860 / 70.144
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  25/06/2020 - South Croft, Hethersett.

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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 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
09/08/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
09/08/2023227TG31Bure Marshes NNR
31/07/2023127TG42Eccles
31/07/20231027TG33Ridlington
30/07/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
27/07/2023227TG42Eccles
27/07/2023127TM49Burgh St Peter
27/07/2023127TG13Hempstead
20/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
18/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
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