Hemithea aestivaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GEOMETRIDAE

Geometrinae

Las Descargues, 11 July 2013
Hemithea aestivaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1789)

Common Emerald
La Phalène sillonnée

Wingspan: 29-35mm

Imago: univoltine - June - August. An occasional visitor to light it has been recorded from all woodland margin sites, gardens and rough grassland with scrub.

Larva: feed on various deciduous trees and shrubs, overwinters as a larva.

 

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