Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 14-17mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, oaks, willows etc

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883188319401977
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records86333539057379
Number of individuals1174599540941127
Unique positions10450105877
Unique locations10550103886
Adult records84533237955379
Immature records01100

For the county, we have a total of 2240 records from 352 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.305 Common Emerald 05
© Colin Duke (C) All Rights Reserved 2019
70.305 Common Emerald 04
© Andy Nunn
70.305 Common Emerald 03
© Paul Holmes, 28 Jun 2009
70.305 Common Emerald 02
© Charles Fletcher, 3 Jul 2001
70.305 Common Emerald 01
© Jax Westmoreland, 12 Jul 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth has become much more frequent in certain parts of its range, mainly in VC64.

2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county with recent spread to the south-west and in the north-east.

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