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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1961 / 70.283
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  29/08/2019 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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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 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/07/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
16/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
11/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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