Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Sterrhinae
1716 * The Vestal * Rhodometra sacraria
Wingspan: 22-28mm. Colour is very variable, ranging from pale yellow to pink. This is determined by the temperature pupal stage was exposed to.
Flight time: June-November. Migrant from North Africa and southern Europe. Can breed in UK and Ireland
Food plants: Knotgrass (Polygonum), Dock (Rumex)
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. October 2010