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Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana Length 16-18mm. A beautiful and colourful moth that rests with its wings in a tent-like manner. Adult has bright green forewings with diagonal white cross lines; typically, the wing margins and legs are flushed red. The hindwings are yellowish in the female and white in the male. Flies June–July. Larva feeds on deciduous trees and shrubs, notably oaks, birches and Hazel. Widespread and locally common in central and southern Britain; more local further north.
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Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana Length 16-18mm. A beautiful and colourful moth that rests with its wings in a tent-like manner. Adult has bright green forewings with diagonal white cross lines; typically, the wing margins and legs are flushed red. The hindwings are yellowish in the female and white in the male. Flies June–July. Larva feeds on deciduous trees and shrubs, notably oaks, birches and Hazel. Widespread and locally common in central and southern Britain; more local further north.

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Date: 18 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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