70.283 .... B&F 1961
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Status .....Common and widespread throughout Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Lound Wood June 2003
Early stages                            
Half-grown larva. Photographed on Goat Sallow Salix caprea at Clipstone Old Quarter December 2022.
Full-grown larva. Photographed on Beech Fagus sylvatica at Cutt's Wood, Bilsthorpe May 2021
Full-grown larva. Photographed on Beech Fagus sylvatica at Holborn Hill Plantation April 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Light Emerald
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. David Yates. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Phil Cadman. Wil Heeney. Nottingham City Council. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Melanie Newman. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Agnes Kiemel. Brian Wetton. Ian Ellis. Graham Beeley. J.T. Radford.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024
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