TQ3430 : Large emerald

taken 12 years ago, near to Ardingly, West Sussex, Great Britain

Large emerald
Large emerald
This was not THE most colourful visitor to the 2006 Ardingly Vintage Vehicle Show beer tent but it was one of the more unexpected. It is a Large emerald moth, Geometra papionaria. Its caterpillars feed on birch and hazel normally seen in southern England during July and August. The poor thing was too cold to fly, a few minutes perched on top of the TV and it was chocks away!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 July, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 342 301 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.2743N 0:5.1961W
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