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Little Emerald
Jodis lactearia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1674 / 70.303

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in England and Wales, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, the moth is at low density in deciduous birch-oak woods on chalky soils such as Stubhampton Bottom and Chetterwood, and on clay soils such as Piddles Wood, Yellowham Wood and Boys Wood. Adults may be flushed out from hazel understory in these... Read More

Recorded in 29 (73%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
23/06/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
12/06/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
09/07/201819ST61 Sherborne
06/07/201819ST40 Beaminster

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