Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Passing the time with some pugs

Well, all my pots have been washed out, dead flies have been removed from the MV bulb holder, and most importantly my 2015 records have been sent to the county moth recorder. All I need now is for a moth or two to make a reappearance in my garden - they have been conspicuous by their absence since Christmas.
In the meantime, I thought I would revisit some photos of a few pug species that I trapped in August 2013 but have not seen since. I know pugs can be very difficult to id just from a photo, but I am hopeful that these ones are distinctive enough for their id to be confirmed.
The first, trapped on 10th August 2013, I am fairly confident is a Bordered Pug.

The second, trapped on 7th August 2013, I have as a Narrow-winged Pug.

Finally, this pug trapped on 28th August 2013 I have recorded as an Angle-barred Pug.

Apologies for asking about pugs in January.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, yes to the first two (and worth noting that Narrow-winged Pug doesn't always rest as shown in the field guides) but I wouldn't like to be drawn on your third picture. I've had Angle-barred Pug in the garden here a couple of times in the last few years but wasn't able to recognise it in the flesh and didn't know I'd had it until the dissection results came back from Peter Hall!

  2. Definitely not a Triple-spotted Pug Ched. For those who possess Riley, take a look at plate 7.

  3. Many thanks for your comments. I shall record the last pug as an unidentified pug - needless to say, I no longer have it.


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