70.305 .... B&F 1669
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1799) 
Status .....Generally common across the whole of Nottinghamshire.
Photographed near Eakring Flash June 2003
Early stages                            
Part-grown larva in process of moulting (15mm length) on Blackthorn Prunus spinosa. Photographed at Eakring Meadows, April 2023.
Near full-grown larva on Blackthorn Prunus spinosa. Photographed at Eakring Meadows, May 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Common Emerald
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Steven Chick. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Graham Birkett. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Mike Hill. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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