Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Larentiinae
1779 * Ruddy Highflyer * Hydriomena ruberata
Wingspan: 32-37mm. Variable
Flight time: May-June
Habitat: Heaths, moors, bogs, sallow carr and damp, open woodland.
Larvae feed on a range of Salix species.
Similar: May Highflyer
Ruddy Highflyer, Hydriomena ruberata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. April and May 2011