|1674 ~ Little Emerald ~ Jodis lactearia|
Resident. Common S,C,NW.
An uncommon species. The 2011 record from Commins Coch (pictured below) was the first in the county since 1993. Since then it has been recorded at several sites, mainly in the south and east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 23-26mm.
Small Grass Emerald.
Open woodland, hedgerows, heathland, moorland, scrub and grassland.
Downy birch, silver birch, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, hornbeam, bilberry, dogwood, broom, sweet chestnut and sallow.
Overwinters as a small green larva in leaves. Larva late June-early Oct.
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Photo by PRW, 15th May 2011, Commins Coch
Photo by GO, 25th May 2017, Llanymynech