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Large Emerald
Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1666 / 70.299
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 24-29mm.
Flight: 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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/06/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/06/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
26/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
25/06/2020128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
Further info: Geometra papilionaria
 
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