Gallery - Geometer Moths
Common, July-early August
Unique resting posture, flight late May- late Aug
Mostly rural, early May-late August
Unlike any other British moth. Late June-mid August
This is a very common moth throughout Europe, frequently seen in towns and open countryside.
Common moth, June-late July.
White, finely peppered with grey to a variable degree. May-August
Common moth that at rest closes its wings in typical butterfly fashion.
This is a vary variable and very common moth, found throughout Europe, with many forms. It is possible to find the moth through most of the summer in almost any situation.
In the south, there are two generations of this moth, flying in May and June, then again in August and September. In the north of England and Scotland, there is usually just one brood, flying in July and August.
On of our larger Geometrids, it has a wingspan of around 40mm.It is fairly common over most of Britain, the larvae feeding on St. John's wort.
Forwing green when freshly emerged,quickly fades to whitish but still recognisable by wing pattern.
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