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Photo © David Hunt,  Harpenden, Hertfordshire (25/07/16)

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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria
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Small Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasaria

(Esper, 1794) 1673 / 70.302

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

Records thin out towards urbanised areas. This is normally a single-brooded species. The small second peak of September adults has developed since the end of the 1990s - prior to then it seems to have been a univoltine species. Adult colour fades rapidly and most captured moths are white!

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2023121TQ16 - Sunbury / Hampton Court
19/08/2023320TL31 - Hertford
17/08/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
28/07/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
28/07/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy, Clematis
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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