Geometridae: Geometrinae

1673 (ABH70.302) Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria, (Esper, 1795)

KR08000

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in the foodplant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), clematis (Clematis spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Usually chalk or limestone where the food plant is present.

Regional Information

Recorded in 48 (17.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 10 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria (=margaritata)

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, red, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2