Field Tip Details

Species1666 Large Emerald, Geometra papilionaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearlate May
FoodplantsHazel, Corylus avellana
TipThe larvae, almost full-fed, are to be found firmly attached by the anal claspers to the twigs or birch, alder and hazel. Their resemblance to the catkins is remarkable. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedMon 16-May-2005Last updatedMon 16-May-2005