|1674 ~ Little Emerald ~ Jodis lactearia|
Resident. Common S,C,NW.
A scarce species. The 2011 record from Commins Coch (pictured below) was the first in the county since 1993.
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