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Grass Emerald
Pseudoterpna pruinata (Walker, 1863)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1665 / 70.297
Photo © Rob Lee,  Salthouse Heath, 4/7/09

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom, Petty Whin
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Blue-green colour when fresh, often fading to a grey-white.
characteristic dark jagged central cross-lines.

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
24/07/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
21/07/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
18/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2021+27TG14 - Sheringham
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