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Essex emerald

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Geometridae
Scientific name  Thetidia smaragdaria
Rank  Subspecies
Class  Insecta
Genus  Thetidia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Essex emerald Hants Moths 70301 Essex Emerald Thetidia smaragdaria
Similar  Butterflies and moths, Siona, Hemithea, Aspitates, Archiearis notha

The Essex emerald (Thetidia smaragdaria) is a moth of the Geometridae family . It is distributed throughout the Palearctic region with records from many European countries. The British subspecies Thetidia smaragdaria maritima was last seen in 1991. In 2004 the first record from Sweden was made. But they are still an ongoing Subspecies At the nature reserve in Kent, United Kingdom

Essex emerald Essex Emerald Thetidia smaragdaria UKMoths

The wingspan is 27–35 mm. There is one generation per year with adults on wing from mid June to mid July.

Essex emerald Hants Moths 70301 Essex Emerald Thetidia smaragdaria

The larvae feed on Artemisia maritima and Achillea millefolium. Larvae can be found from July to June the following year. It overwinters in the larval stage.

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  • Thetidia smaragdaria smaragdaria
  • Thetidia smaragdaria gigantea Milliere, 1874
  • Thetidia smaragdaria maritima Prout, 1935
  • Thetidia smaragdaria volgaria Guenee, 1858
  • References

    Essex emerald Wikipedia