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Frosted Green
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1660 / 65.015
Photo © Steve Mills

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: One generation. Apr-May.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Mature woodland flying early in the year.

Predominantly dark green, but does show variable colourings often appearing brown.

Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/05/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/05/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
02/05/2019128TF91 - Dereham
02/05/2019227TG20 - Norwich
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