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Grass Emerald
Pseudoterpna pruinata

(Walker, 1863) 1665 / 70.297

A local and common resident.

A species of heathland, moorland and bog.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults are often disturbed during the day and later are attracted to light in small numbers.

Recorded in 61 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
08/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
30/07/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
25/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
18/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO73

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