28th June 2016

The Green Silver-lines Moth is another beauty that turned up in the garden the other night. I’ve never seen it before but, unlike many moths, it is easy to identify. Common in England and Wales in and near woodland, the caterpillar feeds on oak, beech and birch. This moth overwinters as a pupa. It is attracted to light so use a bright lamp or torch near woods in June and July and you might just see it. Conditions: Cloud turning to rain- well, it is Wimbledon season. Temperature: Max 17- Min 12c.

Green Silver-lines Moth

Green Silver-lines Moth

Green Silver-lines Moth has a 'furry' head and reddish antennae

Green Silver-lines Moth has a ‘furry’ head and reddish antennae

Green Silver Lines moth

Green Silver Lines moth

Green Silver-lines Moth

Green Silver-lines Moth

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