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Large Emerald
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1666 / 70.299
Photo © Dave Appleton,  24/07/2015 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 24-29mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Alder, (Beech)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
largest of the 'emeralds', common throughout Norfolk.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/08/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
06/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/08/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
Further info: Geometra papilionaria
 
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