Geometridae: Larentiinae

1883 (ABH70.200) Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata, (Hübner, [1799])

KR08681

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, May 2013
Hemingford Grey, May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 120th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, 120th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Fresh specimens of this species are a greenish colour which fades to yellow with age.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 10-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Holly (Ilex aquifolium), Ivy (Hedera helix), privets (Ligustrum spp.), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), Guelder-rose (Viburnum opulus), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 April to 07 September


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, purple, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2