The Moths of Suffolk
2422 Green Silver-lines, Pseudoips prasinana, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early August

Larval foodplants : Broad-leaved trees, including oaks, birches, Beech, sometimes Hazel, Sweet Chestnut, Aspen and elms

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly scarcer than thirty years ago, when it was frequent and sometimes even abundant in the Bentley* and Assington woods ; occurring also at Easton, Leiston and Beccles (ante 1890). Belstead wood, somewhat scarce in 1899 (Platten); one at Waldringfield in 1929 (Wlr); common at Blythburgh (Btn.); Tuddenham Fen in 1909 (Mly); a few larvae near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse). Bentley, abundant before 10 a.m. (Crisp).

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 32-40mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (13.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Beaten from Silver birch - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.ix.2010) © Neil Sherman
Staverton, Suffolk (19.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Beaten from oak (Quercus) - Groton Wood, Suffolk (29.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Close up of anal plate - Groton Wood, Suffolk (29.viii.2009) © A Prichard
Close up of head - Groton Wood, Suffolk (29.viii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Beaten from Oak - Old Hall Wood, Suffolk (21.ix.2014) © Neil Sherman