Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Geometra papilionaria Linnaeus, 1758
Large Emerald

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.299

Rarely recorded in the islands, this species is associated with woodland and heathland where the larval food plants are present.

The larvae feed mainly on birch (Betula. They caterpillars are brown but after over-wintering become green with brownish 'warts'.

Geometra papilionaria
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