Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
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Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

(Haworth, 1809)


Wingspan 15-19 mm.

This often brightly-coloured species is fairly common, and generally has two broods, flying in April and May and again in August, though it can be found on the wing as early as January in mild winters.

It occupies a wide range of habitats, including suburban areas, and is a regular visitor to the light-trap.

The larvae feed on the flowers of a range of plants and bushes, including gorse (Ulex) and holly (Ilex).

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