Geometridae: Larentiinae

1862 (ABH70.141) Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08599

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye, Monmouthshire (female)
Whitelye, Monmouthshire (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, April 2013
Hemingford Grey, April 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 28th Aug. 2013
Hemingford Grey, 28th Aug. 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 8-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Holly (Ilex aquifolium), Ivy (Hedera helix), Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), buddleas (Buddlea spp.), Rosaceae (Rosaceae spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Sea Aster (Aster tripolium), Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two/three generations, late March-May, July-August and September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 94 (34.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 January to 28 October



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