Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Ennominae
Wingspan: 35-60 mm
Colouring can be variable; f. carbonaria is mainly black, f. insularia is a genetically distinct intermediate form
Flight time: May-July.
Habitat: Woods, parks, hedges and gardens
Larvae feed on a range of deciduous trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. April 2011, May 2012