© Robin Howard
Chlorissa viridata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Small Grass Emerald
La Phalène verte des callunes
Imago: univoltine - May - July. Seldom visits light but can be disturbed during the day from birch and heather along the woodland margins of the ridge woodland at Las Descargues.
Larva: feeds on Betula, Calluna, Quercus, Prunus species. Overwinters as a pupa.