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Common Emerald
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1669 / 70.305
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

Similar West Midlands Species: None
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

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
27/07/2022137SO94 - Pershore
23/07/2022239SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
22/07/2022137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
21/07/2022336SO35 - Lyonshall & Pembridge
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