´╗┐ Antonechloris smaragdaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Geometrinae

Las Descargues, 2 June 2010
Antonechloris smaragdaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Antonechloris smaragdaria (Fabricius, 1787)

Essex Emerald
L'╔meraude

Wingspan: 33-35mm

Imago: univoltine - June - August. A regular visitor to light throughout the early and mid-summer, recorded from all woodland margin, pasture and garden traps. A species favouring rough, unmanaged grassland.
Larvae: feeds on Achillea millefolium, Tanacetum, Senecio, Artemisia absinthium etc., overwinters as a small larva.

 

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