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Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)

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

Synonym(s):
Gymnoscelis pumilata (Hübner, [1813])


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

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)

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Lindfield, 30 ix 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Lindfield, 13 iii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Crowborough, 14 iii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Lindfield, 18 iii 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Littlehampton, 01 iv 2020
Photo: Colin Knight
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Crowborough, 07 iv 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Battle, 17 v 2020
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Bracklesham, 30 v 2020
Photo: Lynn Taylor
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Crawley, 16 vi 2020
Photo: Anthony Bennett
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Preston Park, 31 iv 2021
Photo: Colin and Viv Brooks
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Arlington Reservoir, 13 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809)
Arlington Reservoir, 13 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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