Geometra papilionaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Geometrinae

Las Descargues, 12 June 2009
Geometra papilionaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Large Emerald
La Géomètre papillonaire

Wingspan: 50-64mm

Imago: univoltine - July-August. A common species and a frequent visitor to light, recorded from all woodland traps and those in or near heathland.

Larva: feeds on Betula, Coylus, Alnus, Fagus etc. Overwinters as a larva.

 

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