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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1674 / 70.303

A common resident found across the region.

A species of open woodland, scrubby heath, moorland and grassland; not often coming in to gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults fly at dusk but are not often attracted to light.

Note Confusion comes from its name rather than its appearance with recorders noting it as Small Emerald rather than Little Emerald!

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Small Emerald  |  Common Emerald >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
23/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
23/06/20225VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
22/06/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
22/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33

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