Nolidae: Chloephorinae

2422 (ABH74.008) Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10451

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Green Silver-lines
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is one of the very few green moths found in the UK.

 

Pupates in a cocoon attached to the underside of a leaf on in a bark crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, May-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 May to 06 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 May to 17 September



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5