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1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata

Brief Description: A medium sized butterfly-like moth. Although distinctly greenish when newly emerged most specimens that are encountered have faded to almost white. The larvae will eat a wide array of trees and shrubs and can be found almost anywhere where such plants are present. Not surprisingly it can be very common in woodlands.

Confusion Species: Although distinct, the recorder should familiarise themselves with other "emeralds" which can also fade rapidly sometimes leading to confusion. The very rare Small Emerald bears some resemblance but both cross lines are smoothly curved.

Comments: Comes freely to light and is easily disturbed in the daytime. Occassionally, 2nd brood specimens are recorded.

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Donegal Moths
Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland

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