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By dukes_jewel
Large Emerald Moth

The Large Emerald Moth can be seen throughout England in woodlands, heathlands, grasslands, parks, hedgerows and gardens from June to August. It flies at night and is attracted to light, like other moths. This moth is often mistaken for a butterfly because of its uniform light green colouring and shape. It has a wingspan of around six centimetres and its wings have broken white lines running near the edges of them.

This moth doesn’t close its wings when it rests like other moths do, but keeps them outspread and flat.

Tags: Moth Wildlife and nature Emerald green large emerald moth

Voters: bobpaige1, CarolG, IreneClarke and 13 more

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2016 6:10PM
What a beautiful colour he is.

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20 Jul 2016 8:18PM
When it first emerges from its cocoon, it is very bright green indeed which fades after a few days: sadly this one was on his last legs and didn't survive the day. The caterpillars also change colour from green to brown - they hibernate over winter and look like twigs. They eat our beech hedge!!
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2016 11:01PM
Great shot, Tom.
21 Jul 2016 2:47AM
Beautiful color ...
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
23 Jul 2016 12:51PM
Well that is surely an excellent shot of a wonderful flutterby

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