Thetidia smaragdaria maritima (Prout, 1935:17)

Essex emerald moth

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Euchloris smaragdaria maritima Prout, 1935:17 (original combination); Antonechloris smaragdaria maritima (Prout, 1935:17); Euchloris maritima (Prout, 1935:17)

 

Conservation Status

Missing

Last record: 1996

 

Distribution

"open salt-marshes of the Essex and Kent coasts", England (source)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Prout, Louis Beethoven. (1935). The Macrolepidoptera of the World. Vol. 4. Supplement. Verlag des Seitzschen Werkes, Stuttgart, 248 pp. [Seitz, A. (Ed.)]

 

Other references:

Waring, P. (2005). The history, conservation and presumed extinction of the Essex Emerald moth, Thetidia smaragdaria maritima (Prout, 1935) in Great Britain. Entomol. Gaz. 56: 149-188.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/disappearing-britain-rare-moths-bloom-in-back-garden-a-biologist-is-fighting-to-save-endangered-species-by-releasing-caterpillars-oliver-gillie-reports-1542195.html

 

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