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65.015 ~ 1660 ~ Frosted Green ~ Polyploca ridens
UK Status

Resident. Local S.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-40mm.

Confusion species

Clouded Drab.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mature broadleaf woodland.



Lifestage data

Eggs are laid singly on the foodplant. Larva late May-mid July which rest during the day on the underside of a leaf. Overwinters as a pupa in a compact cocoon at the base of the tree.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 7th Apr 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 13th Apr 2010, Llanfyllin