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Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1789)

Common Emerald
70.3050 (B&F: 1669)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Geometrinae
    »Tribe: Hemitheini

Synonym(s):

Hemithea strigata (Müller, 1764) nec (Scopoli, 1763)
Hemithea thymiaria sensu [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 nec (Linnaeus, 1767)

Status and ecology:

A resident which usually occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats, but it is sometimes common at mv light near deciduous woods and in bushy places. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to early August, occasionally from early June or to late August. Larvae feed on Oak, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle, Sloe, Silver Birch and Rowan flowers. (Pratt, 2011)

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Barcombe, vi 2006 Photo: Clive Dickson

Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)

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