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Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Little Emerald
70.3030 (B&F: 1674)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Geometrinae
        »Tribe: Jodiini

A resident which usually occurs sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common at mv light in deciduoud woods. Widespread, but very local in any numbers. Decreasing. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid May to Early August, occasionally from the second week of May. Larvae feed on (silver) Birch, Oak, Sallow, Hazel and Sweet Chestnut. (Pratt, 2011)

Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 15 vii 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 16 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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