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Small Grass Emerald
Chlorissa viridata
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Southern Grass Emerald
Chlorissa cloraria

(Hübner, [1813]) 1670a / 70.307

Phil Sterling (2022): Southern Grass Emerald is a very closely related species to Small Grass Emerald, and in parts of its distribution in southern Europe the two species appear to hybridise. However, across the north of its range the species are morphologically and ecologically separate. Southern Grass Emerald is resident in the Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey) where it is a species of coastal cliff grasslands. It can be disturbed from gorse scrub by day. The larvae probably feed on... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
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Date#VC10k Area
18/07/201419SY66 Portland Bill

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