2138 Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina )

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Family Noctuidae:Noctuinae

Wingspan 40-50 mm.

Flight period Adults fly in June and July and are occasionally attracted to light.

Descripttion The adult moth has a marbled greenish ground colour oproviding s excellent camouflage when resting on moss- or lichen-covered trees brancjes or other structure.

The caterpillars feed on a number of plants, including bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), honeysuckle (Lonicera) and knotgrass (Polygonium).


 Anaplectoides prasina

 By Donald Hobern from Canberra, Australia (Anaplectoides prasina) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons