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Grass Emerald
Pseudoterpna pruinata

(Walker, 1863) 1665 / 70.297

A local and common resident.

A species of heathland, moorland and bog.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults are often disturbed during the day and later are attracted to light in small numbers.

Recorded in 60 (43%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
30/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
27/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO24
26/07/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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