Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Ennominae
Widespread but scarce
Wingspan: 38-42mm. Male smaller and more brightly coloured.
Flight time: Usually one generation June-July
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, occasionally gardens
Larvae feed on Honeysuckle, Wild Privet and Ash, overwintering as small larva.
Lilac Beauty, Apeira syringaria
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011