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Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Observations:  Never particularly common at light. Records from the Rothamsted trap at Fineshade for the eight years to 2000 show an average catch of three per annum. Caterpillars were found feeding on buckthorn at Newton in May 1991.

L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Common.

First Record:  1858, Green.