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Small Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasaria

(Esper, 1794) 1673 / 70.302

Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species in southern Britain, very local in northern England, the larva feeding on traveller's joy (Clematis vitalba), and abroad also on Ranunculaceae species. In Dorset, the moth is found wherever traveller's joy grows in woods, plantations and hedges, mostly on soils with high calcium content.

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: June-August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy, Clematis
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/201919ST72 Stour Provost
02/09/201919SY98 Wareham
03/08/201919SZ07 Swanage
28/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
28/07/201919SZ07 Swanage

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