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Gallery - Geometer Moths

[julybelle1]July Belle (Scotopteryx luridata ssp)

Common, July-early August


[barredstraw1]Barred Straw (Eulithis pyraliata)

Unique resting posture, flight late May- late Aug


[pepperedmoth1]Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)

Mostly rural, early May-late August


[swallowtailedmoth2]Swallow-tailed moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)

Unlike any other British moth. Late June-mid August


[More information about Brimstone Moth][brimstonemoth3]Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

This is a very common moth throughout Europe, frequently seen in towns and open countryside.


[commonemerald1]Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivria)

Common moth, June-late July.


[commonwhitewave2]Common White Wave (Cabera pusaria)

White, finely peppered with grey to a variable degree. May-August


[earlythorn1]Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

Common moth that at rest closes its wings in typical butterfly fashion.


[More information about Yellow Shell][ys1]Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)

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.


[More information about Treble-bar][uc6]Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata)

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.


[More information about Green Carpet][Greencarpet1]Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)

Forwing green when freshly emerged,quickly fades to whitish but still recognisable by wing pattern.



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