Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Larentiinae
Wingspan: 22-27mm. Bright-green, soon fades to yellowish-brown.
Flight time: Two generations, May-October
Occurs in most habitats including rural and urban gardens, woods, verges, heaths and moors.
Larval food plant: Bedstraws (Galium spp.)
Green Carpet, Colostygia pectinataria
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. June 2010 and 2011