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Frosted Green
Polyploca ridens

(Fabricius, 1787) 1660 / 65.015

Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species in the south of England and Wales but becoming scarcer further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common locally, frequenting old woods and localities containing much mature oak. Sites listed are similar to those for Oak Lutestring1658. The moth is observed only very occasionally away from oak-bearing habitat.

Recorded in 29 (73%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Oak Lutestring | Yellow Horned >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/04/201919ST50 Halstock
23/04/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/04/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
23/04/201919SY78 Broadmayne
22/04/201919ST61 Sherborne

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