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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria
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Small Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasaria

(Esper, 1794) 1673 / 70.302

A local and fairly common resident in the south.

A species of calcareous habitats where the foodplants grows.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults occasionally disturbed during the day and later come sparingly to light.

Note This species is sometimes recorded by mistake when recorders really mean Little Emerald Jodis lactearia.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 57 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June-August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy, Clematis
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
17/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
14/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
11/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
11/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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