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Frosted Green
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1660 / 65.015
Photo © James Parry,  10/04/2020 - Oxborough garden

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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 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
17/05/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
17/05/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
09/05/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
07/05/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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