Geometridae: Larentiinae

1858 (ABH70.142) V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08601

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, W. Sussex. 20th April 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, W. Sussex. 20th April 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 8-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Dog-rose (Rosa canina), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Elder (Sambucus nigra), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), Goldenrod (Solidago virguarea), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-June and mid July-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 April to 29 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata (=Chloroclystis)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, brown, red, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2