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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 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Small Emerald  |  Common Emerald >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
26/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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