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Sussex Emerald
Thalera fimbrialis
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Common Emerald
Hemithea aestivaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1669 / 70.305

Morley's Final Catalogue: Flying everywhere at dusk commonly, from Bentley woods to Gorleston. Frequent at Monk Soham light in July.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common across the county.

Life history: Single brooded in the summer. Very occasional autumn records in recent years.

Identification: Sussex emerald has 2 points on the hindwing.

Habitat: Woodland, gardens, scrub, hedgerows.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
07/08/2023125TG50 - Gorleston
04/08/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
04/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
03/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, oaks, willows etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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