|1666 ~ Large Emerald ~ Geometra papilionaria|
Fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 50-64mm.
Woodland, heathland, grassland, hedgerows and gardens.
Downy birch, silver birch, hazel, alder and beech.
Overwinters as a small larva attached to a silk pad on a twig. Larva July-June. Pupates in the leaf litter.
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Photo by MDH, 18th July 2011, Llanfyllin
Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy