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Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)

Small Purple-barred
72.0670 (B&F: 2470)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Boletobiinae
        »Tribe: Lithosiini

A declining resident species usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of open habitats but is occasionally fairly common or even common by day in a few places on the Downs. Widespread but missing from large areas including the whole of the far east. Single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of May to early August. Larvae feed on milkwort. (Pratt, 2011)

Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 17 vii 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)
Frog Firle, 01 v 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)
Frog Firle, 10 iv 2012
Photo: Bob Eade
Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)
Park Corner Heath, 19 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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