Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata: Distribution map

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70.200 BF1883
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata

(Hübner, [1799])


Wingspan 25-29 mm.

The English name of this species refers to the colour form normally found in the wild. When freshly emerged however, this species usually has a greenish colour, which does fade rapidly.

The moth is found in May and June, and in the southern part of its range, again in August and September.

Occupying woodland, suburban habitats and scrubland, the species is widely distributed, though not often common in the southern half of Britain, and scarce in northern England and southern Scotland.

The larvae feed on the flowers and leaves of a variety of foodplants, including holly (Ilex) and Ivy (Hedera).
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