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70.200 (BF1883)

Yellow-barred Brindle   

Acasis viretata
Adult: 2
Resident, scarce, local. A widespread moth in southern Britain but expanding its range in northern England and Scotland with records to Caithness.


Quite distinctive. Freshly emerged adults are olive-green, but this quickly fades to a yellowish-green, which then can lead to misidentification.  This quite distinctive moth has two generations, late April to early June and early August to mid-September.

Recording method

Comes to light in small numbers.

Life cycle

Two generations. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae present June to July, again, September to October.

Larval foodplants

Dogwood, Guelder-rose, Hawthorn, Holly and Ivy.


A broadleaved woodland species with scattered Holly.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1862 for VC72 at Tinwald Downs, Dumfries by Lennon who stated it was ‘not common’, in 1976 for VC74 at the Newton Stewart Rothamsted light trap and in 1977 for VC73 at the Bridge of Dee Rothamsted light trap.

45 record(s) from 20 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2021 2020

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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