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1665s1 ~ Grass Emerald ~ Pseudoterpna pruinata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Quite common, across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-40mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Gorse, broom and petty whin.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a very small larva. Larva July-early June. Pupates in plant debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo of 'green form' by PB, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi

Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2008, Commins Coch.
Pic shows  'red form' 

Photo by PRW, 28th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin