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.