Small Emerald

Hemistola chrysoprasaria – This is rarely seen in my county, and there has only been but a handful of ecologically recorded sightings since the first one in 1967, this one being one of them. A beautiful green moth with distinctive pale crosslines.

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 8th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


20 thoughts on “Small Emerald

    1. Hi Miriam, Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, I was delighted, especially when I realised how rare it was to visit here πŸ™‚


  1. It’s so beautiful – the color of celedon pottery glaze. How special for you to find one! You must have been thrilled, and probably quite surprised.

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    1. I was very thrilled and surpised, Linda. I do love the shade of green and its fine, pale lines. I may never see one again so glad it dropped by that night πŸ™‚

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  2. You were so lucky to spot this. With that in mind it may have spotted you and flown specifically to your moth trap to meet you and share a special moment.

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  3. What a beautiful moth! Emerald is a good name for this tender green. That speaks for you and your garden Pete πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

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