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Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1789)

Common Emerald
70.3050 (B&F: 1669)

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


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

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)

Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Wadhurst, 15 vi 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Barcombe, vi 2006
Photo: Clive Dickson
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Warnham LNR, 21 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
albino form
Bracklesham, 02 vii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799)
Beckley Wood East Sussex, 07 vii 2007
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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