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Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)

Frosted Green
65.0150 (B&F: 1660)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Drepanoidea
    »Family: Drepanidae
      »Subfamily: Thyatirinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

A resident that is often fairly common to common in our finest Oak woods. It is widespread, and prehaps generally distributed in much of West Sussex, but very local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early April to mid May, occasionally from mid March or to the third week of May. Larvae feed on Oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Scotney Estate, 21 iv 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Nr. Battle, 05 v 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Bracklesham, 06 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Lindfield, 18 iv 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Battle, 31 iii 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Three Oaks, 22 iv 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Wadhurst, 05 iv 2020
Photo: Michael Howard
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Battle, 11 iv 2020
Photo: Adreienne Norbury
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Steyning, 17 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Steyning, 17 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Warnham, West Sussex, 30 iii 2021
Photo: David Bridges
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Rowfant, 31 iv 2021
Photo: Hugh Colville
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Broadfield, Crawley, 31 iv 2021
Photo: Anthony Bennett
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Lindfield, 14 iv 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Crowborough, 17 iv 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Bracklesham, 12 iv 2010
Photo: Derek Lee
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
New Forest, 30 iii 2012
Photo: Simon Curson
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Ringmer, 26 iv 2008
Photo: John Luck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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