Green Silver-lines - Pseudoips prasinana

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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)

    Reference
    74.008 BF2422

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map