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  Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia  

B&F: 1667

ABH: 70.300

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Localities: Cold Oak Copse, Brampton Wood, Collyweston Great Wood and Southey Wood.

Observations: Although regularly seen at light in small numbers in north and mid Northants the species generally seems to be more plentiful in the county’s southern woodlands. The moth was particularly common on 20 July 1991 under the old oaks in Hazelborough Wood with some thirty moths being attracted to m.v. light. The Fineshade Rothamsted light running in woodland in the 1990’s only attracted three examples of the moth.

L.O.N.: 1907. Barnwell Wold, Geddington Chase, Sywell, Castle Ashby. Local but often very common.

First Record: 1858, Green.