The Moths of Suffolk
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle, Acasis viretata, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Broadleaved woodland, hedgerows, scrub, heathland and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late May to June and late July to early September, occasional early and late records

Larval foodplants : Leaves, flowers and buds of Holly, Ivy, Wild Privet, Dogwood, Guelder-rose and Hawthorn

Morley's Final Catalogue : Mildenhall (Btn), Barton (Wrt) and among ivy at Tostock (Norgate), only in the west. Fairly frequent in the east at Copdock, Martlesham, Waldringfield, Shrubland Park, Needham, Finburgh, Leiston, Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-14mm, Wingspan 25-29mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBarred Carpet, Perizoma taeniata

Compare confusion species
    Adult

Click to view full size image
Eye (12.v.2000) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
JFMAMJJASOND
1 1 59 18 39 100 2 1

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
pupa pupa pupa pupa imago ovalarvaimago larva pupa pupa pupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

Click to view full size imageClick to view full size imageClick to view full size image
A worn specimen - Ipswich (3.vi.2003) © A Prichard
Worn specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2002) © N Sherman
Thetford (25.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
Click to view full size imageClick to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.v.2005) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (13.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
Click to view full size imageClick to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (14.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Partially faded - Ipswich, Suffolk (1.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener
 
Click to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (22.iv.2017) © Paul Kitchener