Irish moths

Grass Emerald

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Geometrinae

1665     *     Grass Emerald     *     Pseudoterpna pruinata

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 30-35mm. Green-blue colour soon fades to whitish

Flight time: June-September
Habitat: Open heaths and moorland

Larval food plants: Gorse (Ulex), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Petty Whin (Genista anglica)

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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