Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Nb
Local Status: Probable migrant/wanderer.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||2001||2001|
|Year last recorded||2001||2001|
|Number of records||1||2|
|Number of individuals||1||2|
For the region, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2001.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A very local species restricted to southern and western districts of England and Wales, the larva feeding on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, bilberry is distinctly local occurring in old woods and on dry ridges or banks on sandy soils. No Bilberry Pugs have been found in any site harbouring the host food plant. However, a single moth was recorded many kilometres from bilberry habitat during a period of notable migrant activity: Trigon, at MV light on 4 July 2001 (C Manley).