Scarce Silver-lines

Bena bicolorana

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana

A most attractive bright green moth with two thin parallel diagonal pale lines. Wingspan 40 to 48mm.

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana

The caterpillar feeds on oak.

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana

Adults fly June to July, and is attracted to light and comes to sugar. Found in broadleaved woodland and parkland. Locally widespread in England and Wales, up as far as Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana


July 2013, rear garden, Staffordshire. Nikon Coolpix P500. © Pete Hillman 2013.

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10 thoughts on “Scarce Silver-lines

  1. Green may be my favorite color, and this shade is gorgeous. It’s almost a celedon. If I repaint my living room, I might take your pretty little moth down to the paint store and have them color match my paint to it with their computer!

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  2. Beautiful images, Pete.

    (do you have a photographic memory by any chance? your knowledge seems unlimited on the nature subjects you photograph 🙂 I have enough trouble remembering 100 birds and about 200 hundred flowering plants 🙂 )

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