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Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria

(Linnaeus, 1767) 1961 / 70.283
=Campaea margaritata
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded, often commonly, from well wooded areas both in rural and outer suburban settings in all five vice-counties.

Beaumont, 2002: VC63. West Melton, 29.9.1992, moths of a second generation are infrequent.

2012 (CHF): Very common and widespread across all of the county. Numbers and range have not altered. A small second brood has more noticeable in the last ten years.

Recorded in 174 (87%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-26mm
Flight: May - August and August - September
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2022162SE68 - Helmsley
04/10/2022163SK59 - Maltby
03/10/2022164SE33 - Leeds
02/10/2022164SE44 - Wetherby / Tadcaster
01/10/2022163SE50 - Doncaster
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