Geometridae: Geometrinae

1667 (ABH70.300) Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07971

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, June 2008
Monks Wood, June 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in oak leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Established mature woodland and nearby hedgerow oaks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 41 (15.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 05 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 10 June


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
brown, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2