Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae

Noctuidae » Psaphidinae

Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae ab capucina

73.068 (BF2245) Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 35-45mm. Forewing length 17-20mm.

The photographs featured here are of the melanic form ab. capucina which is commonly found in suburban areas and has less green than the typical form.

Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae ab capucina

The adult flies September to November, and is found in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Fairly common and widespread. The larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, including hawthorns and Blackthorn.

Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae ab capucina

© Pete Hillman October 2017.

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