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Hemistola chrysoprasaria (Esper, 1795)

Small Emerald
70.3020 (B&F: 1673)

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

Synonym(s):

Hemistola vernaria sensu [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 nec (Linnaeus, 1761)
Hemistola immaculata sensu auctt. nec (Thunberg, 1784)

Status and ecology:

A resident which usually occurs singly or sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common at mv light on the Downs and vegetated shingle beaches. Thinly distributed in the South and far West, but seriously decreasing in the north. Double-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August and sometimes again from mid August to Early september. Adults have been seen during every week from early June to late September. Larvae feed on Traveller's Joy and garden races of Clematis. (Pratt, 2011)

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Crawley, 04 vii 2015 Photo: Elliot Dowding

Hemistola chrysoprasaria (Esper, 1794)

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