Irish moths

July Highflyer

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Larentiinae

1777     *     July Highflyer     *     Hydriomena furcata

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 23-30mm. Very variable in colour and markings.

Flight time: June-September
Habitat: Woods, gardens, scrubland, heaths and moors

Larval food plants: Hazel, Sallows (Salix), Heather, Bilberry

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

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