Dwarf Pug?

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Dwarf Pug?

Postby DonMatthews » Tue 22 May 2018 11:16

Yet another pug! I've been puzzling over this individual and the nearest match I seem to be able to get is Dwarf Pug. Prominent, elongated central spot and a dark band and spotting on the abdomen. Forewing length was 10-11mm and the wings seemed to be consistently held at a slight angle backwards. Two photos of the same individual, one taken with flash and the other in more natural light.

Does it look like Dwarf Pug or is there a better identification?

Don
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Re: Dwarf Pug?

Postby MarkCubitt » Tue 22 May 2018 19:17

Yes, absolutely. Well done. :-)

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Re: Dwarf Pug?

Postby DonMatthews » Tue 22 May 2018 19:59

Thanks, Mark. Another new species for the garden.

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Re: Dwarf Pug?

Postby TiroTurbidus » Sun 03 Jun 2018 01:10

I've been having the same problem in VC95 (29.05.2018) with what appears to be the same moth. Forewing length is about 9mm. I'd been inclined to go with Ochreous Pug. Any thoughts?
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Re: Dwarf Pug?

Postby MarkCubitt » Sun 03 Jun 2018 13:19

I would say it is an Edinburgh/Freyer's Pug. The abdominal markings, brownish colour and cross bar shape.
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Re: Dwarf Pug?

Postby TiroTurbidus » Mon 04 Jun 2018 12:30

Thanks Mark - My reference is Townsend and Waring who give the likely location of the Edinburgh Pug as Upland or Coastal. My location at Grantown-on-Spey is certainly not coastal but, if not quite 'Upland', it is definitely very near upland, acid moorland and mountaintops - so Edinburgh Pug is a definite possible. Pugs deserve a book all to themselves.
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