The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata: Distribution map

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The V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 14-19 mm.

The green ground-colour, small size, V-shaped mark and more triangular resting posture all serve to make this species quite easy to identify.

It is fairly common throughout most of England, Wales and Ireland, but scarcer in northern England and Scotland.

There are two generations in the south, flying in May and June, then again in August, but further north there is just one, in June and July.

The flowers of a range of plants form the main foodstuff of the larvae, including elder (Sambucus) and brambles (Ribes spp.).
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