Geometra papilionaria

Irish status: Common Locally

Large Emerald - A large very attractive moth, the largest of the emeralds with a wingspan of 40-50 mm. It is common in Ireland and the UK flying in June to August and is attracted to light. Specimens here were photographed in Co. Leitrim flying in mid July.

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