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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia
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Small Grass Emerald
Chlorissa viridata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1670 / 70.306

A rare and local resident.

A species of mosses and heaths.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults are easily disturbed during the day and is attracted to light.

Note Similar to a fresh Little Emerald but distinguished by deep green colour when fresh, a contrasting gold line along the costa and the angular shape of the wings.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Heathers, heaths, birches, willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/04/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43 -
17/04/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ43 -
18/07/20141VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
12/07/20131VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
28/07/1978+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41

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