Irish moths

Large Emerald

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Geometrinae

1666     *     Large Emerald     *     Geometra papilionaria

Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 40-50mm

Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Heaths, moors and woodland

Larval food plant: Mainly Birch, also Hazel, Alder and Beech

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

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