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70.303 ~ 1674 ~ Little Emerald ~ Jodis lactearia
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,NW.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species. The 2011 record from Commins Coch (pictured below) was the firstĀ 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.

Confusion species

Small Grass Emerald.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland, hedgerows, heathland, moorland, scrub and grassland.


Downy birch, silver birch, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, hornbeam, bilberry, dogwood, broom, sweet chestnut and sallow.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small green larva in leaves. Larva late June-early Oct.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th May 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by GO, 25th May 2017, Llanymynech