Geometridae : Ennominae
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Small Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasaria
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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria

(Linnaeus, 1767) 1961 / 70.283
=Campaea margaritata

Morley's Final Catalogue: Distinctly local, usually inside woods. Often common among birch at Bentley; Martlesham garden (D); Monks Soham garden, one on 25 June 1912; a few in Blythburgh Wood among beech annually in 1925-35 (Mly). Probably commoner, but unlocalised, in west of County.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Double-brooded, with the second brood producing larger numbers. Larvae have been found early in the year in the county.

Identification: Small emerald has curved white lines, not straight.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 57 (98%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
26/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
25/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
25/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
23/06/2024325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 18-26mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Aug. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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