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Geometridae

1666 Large Emerald, Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

A resident that generally occurs sparingly but it is occasionally fairly common at mv light in deciduous woods and on wooded heaths. Widespread, and probably generally distributed in some areas, but very local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to the second week of August, occasionally from the second week of June or to early September. Larvae feed on (silver) Birch and Sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bracklesham, 23 vii 2013 Photo: Derek Lee

Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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