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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria

(Linnaeus, 1767) 1961 / 70.283
=Campaea margaritata

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Although green when freshly emerged, adult Light Emerald moths fade very rapidly to an off-white colour so that green examples are rather scarce in light traps. Males are smaller than females, sometimes considerably so in the second generation.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
08/10/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
08/10/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
04/10/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
02/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 18-26mm.
Flight: Two generations May-Aug. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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