74.008 (2422) Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana britannica (Warren, 1913) 

Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1860) stated he had found two of this species around Dumfries whilst out walking this season. Gordon (1913) had found it very rare with only two being captured: - one at sugar 17th July 1899, and the other on hawthorn at the Malzie Burn, both Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire. This is additional to MOGBI for VC74.
 
Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn, Tynron and Castlehill, Dumfries (all VC72) and Southerness (VC73). Duncan & Cunningham (1952) trapped it at MV light at Southwick during 1951.
 
It was trapped at Irvine House Lodge, Auchenrivock (VC72) in 1974, with another record close by at Lockerbie in 1978.
Hensol Estate produced two records in the early 1980s.
It was 1996 before it was seen again, at Hannaston Wood and Lochaber Loch in Mabie Forest. During 1997-2000 it was trapped regularly at Cally Woods (VC73). It was 2004 before it appeared again and from there until 2010 it was trapped fifteen times at various site across the region.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larva during July to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Downy Birch, Beech, Silver Birch and oaks.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Mainly woodland, but can occur in gardens.
© Peter Norman, Auchencairn, June 2009
© Alison Robertson, Castle Wood, 22 September 2013

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