70.145 .... B&F 1861
Bilberry Pug Pasiphila debiliata (Hübner, [1817]) 
Recorded new to Nottinghamshire in 2021, after four larvae were found in larval spinnings on Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus growing at Theives Wood near Mansfield. Initially suspected as being the larvae of an unknown Tortrix sp, they were taken home to rear through to adult. The first moth emerged late evening on June 6th, followed by a further two adults the following evening and were released back at the point of collection. Bilberry is a scarce plant in Nottinghamshire, always meaning that this moth will have a restricted range, if indeed it is found at any other site.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bilberry Pug   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated June 2021

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