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Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Geometra papilionaria)

Taxonomy

class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Geometrinae tribe Geometrini genus Geometra → species Geometra papilionaria

Species name(s)

Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena (Geometra) papilionaria Linnaeus, 1758 = Phalaena prasinaria Hufnagel, 1767 = Geometra albopunctata Mattuschka, 1805 = alba Gillmer, 1909 = cuneata Burrows, 1905 = deleta Burrows, 1905 = subcaerulescens Burrows, 1905 = subobsoleta Burrows, 1905 = diffluata Marschner, 1932 = lutescens Bergmann, 1955.

Large Emerald

urn:lsid:insecta.pro:taxonomy:5310

Expansion

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #18. Nizhneobsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #30. Vostochno-Yakutsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #32. Chukotsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

23—25 mm.

Wingspan

40—60 mm.

Primary colors

Green, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage

Larva.

Имаго  (Geometra papilionaria)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The length of the front wing is relatively long - up to 2.5 cm or more. It certainly will be three bands of white gear, a couple of them will continue on the back flap. Live butterflies intensely green, dried specimens as quickly fade until the white color and streaks vanish or disintegrate into separate spots. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 40-60 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.
  • Wingspan: 40-60 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Distribution

  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, East Yakutia, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatsky, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk,Nizhne-Amur, Nizhneobsky, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North-Yenisei North Okhotsk, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Average Okhotsk, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, Chukotka, South West Siberian, South Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland)Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Areal - deciduous forests of Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Lifespan

  • From May to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Fly imago large green marsh moths on Forests (often Bereznyak) and flooded meadows. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Larvae live in the autumn of June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Betula, Alnus, Corylus, Sorbus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Birch and alder, hazel. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Birch (Betula), alder (Alnus), hazel (Corylus), Rowan (Sorbus), linden (Tilia), Willow Oak (Quercus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Geometra papilionaria

Authors

Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

References

Comments

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24.06.2015 12:24, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 40—60 mm.

30.01.2014 19:44, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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