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70.305 ~ 1669 ~ Common Emerald ~ Hemithea aestivaria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found throughout the county, can be fairly common.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, hedgerows, scrub on heathland and downland, gardens and parks.


Broadleaved trees and woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July-early June. Pupates in the leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by MR, 27th June 2022, Llanidloes
Unusual blue form