Argus 84, 2018: We predicted the arrival of this species in the county in the 2015 report (p.26) as it has been heading in our direction with records in Cheshire and Lincolnshire. A remarkable series of eight records of eight single moths in the south east of VC63 means that we need to keep a close look out for this species in future. One moth was dissected to be quite sure of the identification, though photographs were extremely suggestive of this species. It is a large and rather greyish Pug. Possible confusion species might be Plain or Pimpinel Pugs. Fresh specimens often show a pale oblique apical streak, the discal spot is small and inconspicuous and the abdomen has a dark sub-basal band. The forewing costa is very straight. Worn specimens will need dissection. If you live in the south-east of VC63, try dusking around some Yarrow in 2019.
VC63. Austerfield, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 21 & 22.7.2018 (SB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2018. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats