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Common Emerald
Hemithea aestivaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1669 / 70.305

A common species across the region.

A species of woodland, hedgerows as well as in parks and larger gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults coming to light.

Recorded in 104 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, oaks, willows, Barberry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
04/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
02/08/20193VC40 - ShropshireSO69
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
01/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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