GEOMETRIDS 141 - 207

70.141 Double-striped Pug in the garage, Mar. 25th 09. Captured by day.

70.142 V-Pug netted at dusk in the garden on July 22nd 2020.

70.144 Green Pug, one of two larvae found spun up in Blackthorn leaves at Park Wood Crematorium, May 7th 2018. Unfortunately this one was parasitised but the other went on to produce the moth pictured below.

70.144 Green Pug May 23rd 2018. Reared from a larva spun up in Blackthorn leaves at Park Wood Crematorium on May 7th that year. It was a distinctive green larva with an almost complete, red dorsal stripe. I had expected a more vivid green moth instead of one with the odd green trace here and there, still, I suppose it's greener and easier to ID than a lot you get in moth traps.

70.145 Bilberry Pug June 6th 2016. Reared from a larva found in spun Bilberry leaves at North Dean wood on May 16th earlier that year. It constitutes the first record for Yorkshire with previous records from Strensall Common being removed due to their origins not being confirmed.

70.147 Slender Pug nectaring on Ragwort at Tag meadow, Cromwell Bottom on July 25th 2017.

70.151 Foxglove Pug, a field observation at Carr Hall Lane, Stainland, July 7th 2017.

70.154 Marsh Pug nectaring on it's foodplant Common Mouse-ear at Copley meadow, June 1st 2018. A tiny, day-flying pug with a lack of central spot and a straight/concave leading edge to the forewing. Easily overlooked as a micro moth.

70.156 Brindled Pug  North Dean wood, Mar. 29th 05. A daytime observation on birch. 

70.156 Brindled Pug of the form hirschkei, a daytime observation on Sycamore at North Dean wood, Apr. 22nd 06.

70.157 Oak-tree Pug female to MV light at Barkisland on May 1st 2024. Gen. det. (CS).

70.157 Oak-tree Pug bursa copulatrix of the dissected moth above. This is a fascinating organ which not only looks surreal with its numerous, internal spines (the signum) but is often an aid to identifying the species. 
It also performs an important role where the spermataphore from the male is stored and digested, the signum tears open the package allowing the nutritious contents to be digested. 

70.160 White-spotted Pug to MV light at Hollin Hall, Hardcastle Crags on May 25th 2023.

70.161 Golden-rod Pug, a male to MV light at North loop, Cromwell Bottom on Oct. 8th 2023. Gen. det. (CS).

70.161 A probable Golden-rod Pug larva on Ragwort at North Dean wood, Oct. 3rd 05. It appears they needing rearing through for a positive ID.

70.163 Larch Pug, a male to MV light at Cock Hill plantation, Portsmouth on June 23rd 2023. A pristine moth in what appears to be a mainly Larch woodland with smaller numbers of decidious trees.

70.168 Narrow-winged Pug, one of a dozen or so to MV and actinic lights at Turgate Delph, Norland on June 17th 2022.

70.173 Lime-speck Pug to MV light at the cabin, Cromwell Bottom, Aug. 3rd 2018. One of the more beautiful pugs especially when they're in this good condition.

70.176 Freyer's Pug netted in the garden at dusk on May 17th 2020.

70.179 Wormwood Pug to MV light at the visitor centre, Cromwell Bottom, July 13th 2019.

70.179 Ling Pug of the form goossensiata to MV light at Manshead moor plantation, Ripponden on July 8th 2023. Known as the Ling Pug it was once thought to be a separate species in its own right but is now considered to be an upland form of the Wormwood Pug.


70.182 Currant Pug to MV light at Mirey Wall farm near Sowerby on Aug. 12th 2022. Gen. det. (CS).

70.183 Common Pug nectaring on Ragwort at All Saints' graveyard, Skircoat Green on Aug. 5th 2017.

70.187 Tawny Speckled Pug to MV light at Clock Face quarry on Aug. 7th 2022. One of two that morning.

70.188 Bordered Pug to MV light at the visitor centre, Cromwell Bottom, July 13th 2019.

70.190 Grey Pug netted at dusk in the garden on June 20th 2020. Gen. det. (CS).

70.190 Grey Pug gen. prep. of the moth above showing the heavily spined bursa copulatrix.

70.195 Streak to MV light at Norland moor on Oct. 9th 2021.

70.200 Yellow-barred Brindle to MV light at Clock Face quarry on Aug. 10th 2023.

70.202 Early Tooth-striped at North Dean wood, Apr. 18th 06. A field observation on Elder.

70.203 Orange Underwing  North Dean wood, Mar. 23rd 2010. One of at least three seen flying around the tops of birch trees in the early afternoon. No doubt much more common than my single record suggests. If you look around the tops of birchs here on a calm, sunny day in March I think they should be quite easy to find.

70.207 Clouded Border, a field observation at Milner Royd ponds, Copley on May 14th 07.

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