70.144 Pasiphila rectangulata (Green Pug) 1860
fw: 8-11mm; Jun-Aug; various rosaceous trees and shrubs; common in lowland England, Wales and S.Scotland
ID: Green when fresh. Distinguished from the only other green pug Chloroclystis v-ata (V-pug) by the absence of a prominent black V near the costa. The green colour fades with age and then similar to P.chloerata (Sloe Pug) which has a salmon pink belt at base of abdomen (black in P.rectangulata). The melanic form anthrax often shows a green subterminal line.
Page published 02/12/2013 (§1-5)