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Pseudoips prasinana (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Nolidae > Subfamily: Chloephorinae > Tribus: Chloephorini > Genus: Pseudoips > Species: Pseudoips prasinana
Vernacular names
Zilveren groenuil (NL), Green Silver-lines (EN), La Halias du Hêtre (FR), Jägerhütchen, Buchen-Kahnspinner (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 20 (as Halias prasinana L.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Hibernates as a pupa, in a tough boat-shaped cocoon either on the underside of a leaf of the food plant or in a bark crevice. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually in one generation a year; from May till begin of July. In favourite conditions, a smaller second generation occurs from end of July till begin of September.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva lives mainly on Quercus or Betula, but also on other deciduous trees including: Ulmus, Corylus and Populus tremulus.

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