Green Silver-lines - Pseudoips prasinana


Wingspan 30-35 mm. Another of the very few British green moths, it also has its distinctive silvery lines.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas

When to see it

Flying mainly in June and July, it is often attracted to artificial light.

Life History

The short, plump caterpillar feeds in August, mostly on Oak and Birch but also on other deciduous trees.

UK Status

Fairly common over much of England and Wales, less common in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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