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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 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, oaks, willows, Barberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
27/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
23/07/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
22/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
21/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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