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Large Emerald
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1666 / 70.299
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  05/08/2019 - Pedders Way

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

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2021827TG33 - Bacton
31/08/2021+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/08/2021128TF91 - Dereham
15/08/2021228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Further info: Geometra papilionaria
 
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