Noctuoidea

Hypeninae

Imago
Genus
Phytometra
Species
viridaria
Author/Year
Clerck, 1759
English Vernacular
Small Purple Barred
French Vernacular
Noctuelle couleur de bronze
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 20-23mm

Imago: Bivoltine, a species of heathland and woodland margins, it can be seen flying during the day and is an occasional visitor to light.

Larva: Feed on common milkwort (Polygala vulgaris)

Overwinter: As a pupa

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Imago