Geometridae: Geometrinae

1665 (ABH70.297) Grass Emerald Pseudoterpna pruinata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR07965

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Murlough NNR, N Ireland, July 2005
Murlough NNR, N Ireland, July 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in plant debris.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Petty Whin (Genista anglica)
Flying: One/two generations, June-August and September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, moorland, open woodland, scrub and shingle beaches.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1991

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 June to 13 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2