Guide to Pug moths

Group member Phil Dean has produced a fantastic guide to the pugs that occur in Devon. The original version was produced in 2020, but this has now been updated. You can access the publication here:

The Pug Moths of Devon (2021 update) by Phil Dean

Phil has also kindly produced an easy-reference spreadsheet to help with the identification of pugs in Devon. It contains information on phenology (flight period), size, foodplants and whether the species is known from Devon. This should aid narrowing down the possibilities when trying to identify a pug. Remember you are unlikely to catch a pug far from its foodplant. Rearing pugs from the appropriate plant is also a good way to get to grips with this difficult group of moths.

Open the spreadsheet here: Guide to Pug moths

Sloe Pug (Barry Henwood)

Sloe Pug (Barry Henwood)
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