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PICTURE: Rimac NNR, Theddlethorpe Dunes, Lincolnshire, June 2015.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is a  fairly common resident, and is locally widespread throughout most of the British Isles. There are several different races that are localised and native to various parts of Britain.

 

WING SPAN: 21 to 23mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

        

FLIGHT PERIOD: The Satyr Pug is single brooded and is on the wing in May and June.

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found from late June to early September when they pupate, on the ground, usually amongst leaf litter.

HABITAT: This moth inhabits open wood land, fenland, waste ground, suburban gardens and road side verges.

PLANT/S: They feed on Knapweed, Thyme, Meadowsweet, Storksbill and other herbaceous.

 plants.

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Common Pug is similar.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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