Polyploca ridens - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 6 April 2015
Polyploca ridens Adult


© Robin Howard

Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)

Frosted Green
La Rieuse

Wingspan: 30-35mm

A univoltine species on the wing from March to May when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from, or near the abundant oak woodlands.

Larvae are oak feeders before overwintering as pupae in a cocoon in moss or leaf litter at the base of the foodplant.