Irish moths

Common Emerald

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Geometrinae

1669     *     Common Emerald     *     Hemithea aestivaria

Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 24-27mm

Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Hedgerows, woodland, parks and gardens

Larval food plants: Blackthorn and Hawthorn. Also Birch, Oak and Willows

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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