Geometridae: Geometrinae

1669 (ABH70.305) Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria, (Hübner, 1789)

KR07980

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaves of food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana), oaks (Quercus spp.), willows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 110 (40.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 20 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 May to 02 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2