Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Ennominae
Widespread. Recorded as Engrailed/Small Engrailed
Flight time: Two generations, late February-April and July-August
Habitat: Broadleaved woodland, hedgerows, gardens and parks
Larvae feed on a wide range of woody shrubs and broadleaved trees
Recent DNA tests have shown The Engrailed and the Small Engrailed to be the same species with two different forms.
The Engrailed, Ectropis bistortata
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. February, March, April 2011