Sloe Pug

    Pasiphila chloerata

    GeometridaeABH 70.143 B&F 1859

    First recorded in Britain in 1971, it inhabits hedges, thorn scrub and woodland edges, where the larva feeds on Blackthorn flowers. Found mainly in the Thames Valley, East Anglia and the Midlands. Thinly recorded in small numbers in the county. When fresh may be faintly green, so needs to be distinguished with care from Green Pug.

    Adult Verification Grade: 2