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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1674 / 70.303
Photo © Graham Wenman

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Grass Emerald
Chlorissa viridata
Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria
Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One gen. May-June.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Delicate green-white when fresh fading to white.
Male has finely feathered antennae.
Open woodland, mature hedgerows and scrub.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2022+28TM08 - Banham/Lopham
09/06/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/06/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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