Blotched Emerald - Comibaena bajularia
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|Comibaena bajularia([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)/ Blotched Emerald / Gevlekte zomervlinder / Eichenwald-Grünspanner / le Verdelet ou le Géomètre bajulaire.|
Wingspan 23-27 mm.
This very attractive species is distributed mainly in the southern half of England, and parts of Wales.
The favoured habitat is deciduous woodland, where the larvae feed on the leaves of oak (Quercus). They attach bits of leaves and other plant debris to themselves which act as superb camouflage.
The main flight period is June to July when the adults, particularly the males, are attracted readily to light.
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- [2009-07-09 5:25]
What a beautiful moth in uncommon bright green colour. Good sharpness and spread wings very well only BG is so unnatural.
Best regards, Pawel.
Striking moth, beautifully captured, although the BG colour is very disturbing. I changed it in a workshop... Thanks.