Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Nolidae   Checklist Number: 74.008

Pseudoips prasinana   Linnaeus, 1758

Green Silver-lines

First recorded for the Outer Hebrides in 2014 from Lews Castle grounds. It prefers quite dense woodland so there is no hope of it expanding its range. Flight period is June and July. Feeds on broadleaved trees with a preference for oak (Quercus) and birch (Betula)