The header of the website, featuring the micro moth Olethreutes arcuella

Kent Moth Group


Frosted Green

Polyploca ridens

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.015 B&F: 1660

Verification Grade (Adult):

A local species in Kent, found mostly in ancient Oak woodland to the West of Ashford. This is an early spring species, flying in March and April, which may explain the lack of data on this species from mobile trapping. Fairly distinctive with a green tinge to the wings and obvious tufted 'ears' on top of the head. It is superficially similar to some of the Lutestrings, but the aforementioned criteria should clear up any confusion.

Flight Season: March to April

© Leonard Cooper

Quick Navigation:

Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

Filter by Time Period:AllPre-19501950 - 20002000 - 2022


The graph below shows at which time of the year Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Filter by VC:AllVC15VC16

Filter by Time Period:AllPre-20002000 - 2022

Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

Filter by VC:AllVC15VC16

External Links

More information about Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens) can be seen on the external pages listed below: