Irish moths

Engrailed, Ectropis bistortata/crepuscularia

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Ennominae

1947x     *     Engrailed/Small Engrailed     *     Ectropis bistortata/crepuscularia

Wingspan: 30-40mm

Flight time: Late February-September
Habitat: Broadleaved woodland, parks and gardens

Larvae feed on trees including Birch, Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn

Recent DNA tests have shown The Engrailed and the Small Engrailed to be the same species with two different forms.

Engrailed, Ectropis bistortata/crepuscularia

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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