Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Larentiinae
Flight time: Two generations, March-September.
Very variable and later generation are usually smaller. There are two distinctive 'thumb print' marks near the apex of each wing.
Found in a wide range of rural and urban habitats.
Larvae feed on the flowers of a wide range of plants including Gorse, Holly, Ivy, heathers, Buddleia, roses, Ragwort and Sea Aster
Double-striped Pug, Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010 and 2011