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1666 ~ Large Emerald ~ Geometra papilionaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 50-64mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, heathland, grassland, hedgerows and gardens.


Downy birch, silver birch, hazel, alder and beech.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva attached to a silk pad on a twig. Larva July-June. Pupates in the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy