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|Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria|
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 travellers 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.