Noctuidae: Noctuinae

2138 (ABH73.352) Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR10232

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Green Arches
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hawthorn PS, Durham
Hawthorn PS, Durham
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 30th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 30th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Collage Valley, Northumberland
Collage Valley, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Collage Valley, Northumberland
Collage Valley, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

Freshly emerged moths of this species are a green colour which fades to yellowish grey in sunlight.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 20-25mm.
Foodplant(s): Primrose (Primula vulgaris), docks (Rumex spp.), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and carr.

Regional Information

Recorded in 30 (11.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 25 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5