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

GEOMETRIDAE

Geometrinae

Las Descargues, 13 June 2007
Hemistola chrysoprasaria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Hemistola chrysoprasaria (Esper, 1795)

Small Emerald
La Phalène printanière

Wingspan: 33-40mm

Imago: bivoltine - June - July ; August - September. An infrequent visitor to light recorded from calcareous habitats, woodland margins, pasture and hedgerows.

Larva: feeds on Clematis spp., overwinters as a small larva.

 

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