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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1674 / 70.303
Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Little Melton 16/06/2011

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Small Grass Emerald
Chlorissa viridata
Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One gen. May-June.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Delicate green-white when fresh fading to white.
Male has finely feathered antennae.
Open woodland, mature hedgerows and scrub.

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/05/2020228TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
15/09/2019127TG20 - Norwich
30/08/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/07/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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