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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1961 / 70.283
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Small Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasaria
Forewing: 18-26mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Aug. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread and common.

Green/white when fresh , fading to white a few days after emergence.

Second generation moths are smaller and darker.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2021127TG33 - Bacton
13/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/10/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
08/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/10/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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