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  Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria  

B&F: 1673

ABH: 70.302

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rather local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded from June to August.

Localities: Deanshanger School grounds, Horn Wood, Glapthorn Cow Pasture and Castor Hanglands.

Observations: In my experience seen in very small numbers in the county. A moth was taken on 27 July 2002 at Boughton Park in a light trap running under a large cultivated clematis. There does not seem to be any traveller’s joy, the normal foodplant of the moth, in this garden area.

L.O.N.: 1907. Near Oundle. Flying round C. vitalba at dusk.

First Record: 1902, Victoria County History.