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Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)

Double-striped Pug
70.1410 (B&F: 1862)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Eupitheciini


Gymnoscelis pumilata (Hübner, [1813])

Status and ecology:

This species normally occurs sparingly or sometimes commonly at mv light in most places but is sometimes common on heathland, on parts of the downs, and in domestic gardens. It is probably generally distributed, certainly so in large areas, but high numbers are very local. There are usually two main emergences during the year from mid March until late May and then again from late June until mid September, although this species is actually continuously brooded throughout the year with smaller overlapping emergences and adults have been recorded in virtually every week of the year. Larvae feed on the flowers of heather, gorse, broom, clematis (traveller's joy), holly and oleander. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lindfield, 13 iii 2017 Photo: Bob Foreman

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)


Distribution map for Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

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Phenology chart for Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

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