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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 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June-August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy, Clematis
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
08/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
06/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
31/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62

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