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Polia trimaculosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The Silvery Arches (Polia hepatica) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in temperate Europe and Asia up to eastern Asia. It is not present in northernmost Fennoscandia and the southern parts of the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Greece. It is also absent from Japan. The wingspan is 39–47 mm. Adults are in wing from the end of May to the beginning of August in one generation. The larvae feed on the leaves of Vaccinium, Rubus and Betula species.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ashdown Forest 6744 England, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Cernydd Carmel 892 Wales, United Kingdom
Chilterns Beechwoods 3154 England, United Kingdom  
Duddon Mosses 774 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Mound Alderwoods 735 Scotland, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Betula pendula (European white birch)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[2]
Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Lonicera periclymenum (European honeysuckle)[1]
Polygonum aviculare subsp. aviculare (prostrate knotweed)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)3
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)3
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)3
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)5
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)5
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)3
Amphipyra pyramidea4
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)4
Anarta melanopa (broad-bordered white underwing)3
Angerona prunaria4
Aporophyla nigra (Black Rustic)3
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)3
Blepharita satura (Beautiful Arches)4
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)4
Brachionycha nubeculosa (Rannoch Sprawler)3
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)3
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)3
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)3
Chlorissa viridata3
Chloroclysta miata3
Choristoneura hebenstreitella (Mountain-ash tortricid)3
Cleora cinctaria (Ringed Carpet)3
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)4
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)3
Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)3
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)3
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)4
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)4
Entephria caesiata (Grey Mountain Carpet)3
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)4
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)4
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)4
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)3
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)3
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)5
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)3
Hemithea aestivaria (Common Emerald)3
Hydriomena furcata (July Highflyer)3
Hyppa rectilinea (Saxon)3
Idaea contiguaria (Weaver's Wave)3
Idaea straminata (Plain Wave)3
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)4
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)3
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)4
Lithomoia solidaginis (goldenrod brindle)5
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)3
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)5
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)3
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)3
Muscardinus avellanarius (hazel dormouse)3
Naenia typica (Gothic)3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)3
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)3
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)4
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)3
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)4
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)4
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)4
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)4
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)3
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)4
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)3
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)4
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)3
Rheumaptera undulata3
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)4
Scopula ternata (Smoky Wave Moth)3
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)3
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)5
Trichopteryx carpinata (Early Tooth-striped)3
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)4
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)3
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)3




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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