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7.  Geometers1 including Emeralds and Waves

                                         




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1663  March Moth  Alsophila aescularia

Flying : Late February, March, Early April

The male is shown - the female is small and wingless

At rest the male normally folds one wing over the other.

1666  Large Emerald  Geometra papilionaria

Flying : June, July, August

Common

1665  Grass Emerald  Pseudoterpna pruinata atropunctaria

Flying : June, July, August sometimes a second generation later in the year

Foodplants are gorse and broom - Grass Emerald is common where these grow but not elsewhere

1667  Blotched Emerald  Comibaena bajularia

Flying : June, July

Common only in South and South East England, East Anglia and the Midlands.
Local or unrecorded elsewhere.

1669 Common Emerald   Hemithea aestivaria

Flying : June, July

Common in Wales and in most of England, except the far North, Local else where.

1673  Small Emerald   Hemistola chrysoprasaria

Flying : May, June

Foodplant is Clematis. Small Emerald is common where wild clematis grows but does occur elsewhere - probably using garden clematis.


1680 Maiden’s Blush     Cyclophora punctaria


Flying : May, June, July, August, September (Two overlapping generations)

Common in the South, particularly near oak trees - which are the food plant

1681 Clay Triple-lines         Cyclophora linearia

Flying : May, June, July - sometimes a second generation in early autumn


Local, rather than common, but included here because of its similarity to other species

1682 Blood-vein            Timandra comae


Flying : May, June, July, August, September

Common in Wales and in England North to Merseyside. In the rest of England more common on the East side than the West. Elsewhere local.

1690 Small Blood-vein         Scopula imitaria


Flying : Mainly June, July and September (two generations)

Common in Wales and in England North to Merseyside. Local in the rest of England. Local or unrecorded in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

1693 Cream Wave                Scopula floslactata

Flying : May, June, July and early August

Common in England and Wales. Less common in Scotland and Local in Northern Ireland.

1702 Small Fan-footed Wave        Idaea biselata


Flying : July, early August

Common

1705 Dwarf Cream Wave     Idaea fuscovenosa

Flying : Sometimes June; mainly July

Common in Southern England and East Anglia. Local in Wales and Northern England.

1707 Small Dusty Wave     Idaea seriata


Flying : June, July, August, September

Common in most of England. Local in Wales and Scotland.

1708 Single-dotted Wave   Idaea dimidiata

Flying : late June, July, August

Common except in Scotland, where it is local.

1711 Treble Brown Spot   Idaea trigeminata


Flying : mainly June, July

Common only in the South of England, East Anglia and the South Midlands. Local in the rest of England and in Wales.

1713 Riband Wave    Idaea aversata


Flying : Mainly June, July, August

Common

1713 Riband wave    Idaea aversata f.remutata

Flying : Mainly June, July, August

Common

1716  Vestal   Rhodometra sacraria

An immigrant - mainly in Summer and early Autumn.

Common in some years

Very varied in colour


Photo of  Grass Emerald by Graeme Davis

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