Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana - Distribution map

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74.007 BF2421

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana

(Fuessly, 1775)

Wingspan 40-45 mm.

Possibly our most immaculate-looking moth, this is one of the few green species in Britain, and one of the brightest.

It is distributed widely in England and Wales, as far north as Yorkshire, being locally common in places. It inhabits woodland and parkland.

Flying from June to August, it regularly visits light.

The caterpillars feed on the leaves of oak (Quercus).
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