Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Ennominae
1940 * Satin Beauty * Deileptenia ribeata
Wingspan: 30-40mm. Distinctive broad, rounded forewing.
Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Coniferous and old, deciduous woodlands
Larvae usually feed on conifers, including Yew (Taxus baccata) and Spruce (Picea spp.) but also Birch, Oak, Blackthorn and Bilberry.
Satin Beauty, Deileptenia ribeata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. Adult: June and July 2010. Caterpillar: May 2011