Meet the Geometridae

The Geometridae

A large family of macro moths, some easy to identify, others like some of the pugs and carpets more difficult.

Some of the more spectacular species are also the most common, such as the Brimstone moth and both the Light and common Emeralds.

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

Alcis repandata

Mottle Beauty

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

Biston strataria

Oak Beauty

Cabera exanthemata

Common Wave

Cabera pusaria

Common White Wave

Campaea margaritata

Light Emerald

Camptogramma bilineata

Yellow Shell

Chloroclystis v-ata

V-Pug

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

Cosmorhoe ocellata

Purple Bar

Crocallis elinguaria

Scalloped Oak

Cyclophora annularia

Mocha

Cyclophora punctaria

Maidens Blush

Dysstroma truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

Ecliptopera silaceata

Small Phoenix

Ennomos fuscantaria

Dusky Thorn

Ennomos quercinaria

August Thorn

Epirrhoe alternata

Common Carpet

Eupithecia abbreviata

Brindled Pug

Eupithecia assimilata

Currant Pug

Eupithecia centaureata

Lime-speck Pug

Eupithecia exiguata

Mottle Pug

Eupithecia intricata

Freyer’s Pug

Eupithecia phoeniceata

Cypress Pug

Eupithecia tripunctaria

White-spotted Pug

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Double-striped Pug

Hemithea aestivaria

Common Emerald

Hydrelia flammeolaria

Small Yellow Wave

Idaea aversata

Riband Wave

Idaea biselata

Small Fan-footed Wave

Lomaspilis marginata

Clouded Border

Lomographa bimaculata

White-pinion Spotted

Lomographa temerata

Clouded Silver

Lycia hirtaria

Brindled Beauty

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

Odontopera bidentata

Scalloped Hazel

Opisthograptis luteolate

Brimstone Moth

Ourapteryx sambucaria

Swallow-tailed Moth

Pasiphila rectangulata

Green Pug

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Willow Beauty

Plemyria rubiginata

Blue-bordered Carpet

Scopula imitaria

Small Blood-vein

Selenia dentaria

Early Thorn

Selenia tetralunaria

Purple Thorn

Thera britannica

Spruce Carpet

Timandra comae

Blood-vein

Xanthorhoe designata

Flame Carpet

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet

Xanthorhoe montanata

Silver Ground Carpet