Geometridae: Larentiinae

08601 V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata, (Haworth, 1809)

BF1858 (ABH70.142)


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 8-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Dog-rose (Rosa canina), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Elder (Sambucus nigra), Wild Angelica (Angelica sylvestris), Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris), Goldenrod (Solidago virguarea), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-June and mid July-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Belogradchik, NW Bulgaria, 25th June 2017. Light trap.
Belogradchik, NW Bulgaria, 25th June 2017. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata (=Chloroclystis)

Larva Type:
Green, brown, red, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs: