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70.283 ~ 1961 ~ Light Emerald ~ Campaea margaritaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 42-54mm.

Confusion species

Small Emerald.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.


Many species of broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva on the foodplant. Larva mid August-June.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi
Photo by DB, 9th June 2013, Middletown