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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1674 / 70.303

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant everywhere, especially in woods, from Bentley to Gorleston. In Monks Soham garden and at light in June.

Recent Suffolk Status: Has become much rarer in the county in recent years.

Life history: Single brooded in early summer.

Identification: Much smaller than other species of emerald found currently in the county so fairly distinctive. Pale green colour fades rapidly to white and the markings become faint.

Habitat: Mainly edges of woodland and rides.

Recorded in 36 (62%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
20/07/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/07/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
18/07/2022125TM14 - Ipswich
14/07/2022125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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