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Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Large Emerald
70.2990 (B&F: 1666)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Geometrinae
        »Tribe: Geometrini

A resident that generally occurs sparingly but it is occasionally fairly common at mv light in deciduous woods and on wooded heaths. Widespread, and probably generally distributed in some areas, but very local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to the second week of August, occasionally from the second week of June or to early September. Larvae feed on (silver) Birch and Sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 07 vii 2017
Photo: Bill Welch
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 19 vii 2014
Photo: Tony Wilson
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 23 vii 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Possingworth Park, 03 viii 2013
Photo: Roger Chisholm-Batten
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rowland Wood, 20 vii 2010
Photo: Simon Rayburn
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Binstead Wood, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Berwick, 24 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Berwick, 24 vii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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