Small Emerald moth

The moth was on a climber near the front door

I noticed a pale green moth on an Alpine Clematis growing around our front door. Looking it up, I found it to be a Small Emerald (Hemistola chrysoprasaria) which has 'Local' status, so not as common as the Large Emerald. The caterpillars normally feed on Travellers Joy, but also like cultivated Clematis.

from David Guyoncourt: 3 July 2016

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