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Frosted Green
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1660 / 65.015
Photo © Chris Mills,  11/04/2020 - Themelthorpe

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: 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 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
01/06/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
19/05/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/05/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/05/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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