A Blog for moth recorders in Bucks, Berks and Oxon
Yes, that's a Brindled Pug, Steve.
Thanks Dave-these Pugs in various shades of colours are certainly a challenge!. Are there people who have Pugs as a speciality.
If there were they'd be inundated with requests from all of us!A few Pugs are easily 'do-able' but they're in the minority and most are at best rather difficult. Trying to determine melanic or poorly marked specimens from a photograph is often a fool's errand! Dissection is quite often the only way to get a species ID.
Even dissecting them can be a bit tricky, too.Andy.
Hi Steve, totally agree with Dave, a really tricky group. I've found this site useful when comparing against other references:http://ukpugs.blogspot.co.ukNigel
Another very useful reference source is the recently-updated "Pugs of Lancashire and Cumbria" by Brian Hancock which can be down-loaded from the Lancashire Moth Group's home page here: http://www.lancashiremoths.co.uk/
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