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Large Emerald
Geometra papilionaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1666 / 70.299

A common resident found across the region.

A species of woodland, heathland, larger gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults are attracted to light but frequently never quite make it in to the trap but rest on vegetation near to.

Recorded in 105 (75%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 24-29mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Alder, (Beech)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
04/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
01/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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