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Frosted Green
Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1660 / 65.015
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Bernwood Forest 2022

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread across the region, in woodland and other wooded habitats.

Recorded in 58 (74%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/05/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
09/05/2022122SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
07/05/2022124SP84 - Npt. Pagnell, Stoke Goldington
05/05/2022224SP85 - Olney, Salcey, Yardley Chase
05/05/2022124SP85 - Olney, Salcey, Yardley Chase
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