Chlorissa viridata Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: Small Grass Emerald [En], Herbacée, Phalène verte des Callunes [Fr], Smaragdgroene zomervlinder [Nl]
General Berthelot, HUNEDOARA ● Romania
Description: The wingspan is 24–27 mm. The base colour of the forewings is green, but soon fades to yellow.
Biology: The larvae feed on Calluna vulgaris, Betula and Salix species. Other recorded foodplants include Empetrum nigrum, Myrica gale, Vaccinium uliginosum, Quercus, Potentilla, Galium, Hieracium, Artemisia, Ononis, Clematis, Prunus, Crataegus, Corulus, Rubus, Erica, Ulex, Genista, Lotus corniculatus, Crataegus and Ledum palustre.
Larvae can be found from July to August. The flight period of the adults is June and July.
The species overwinters as a pupa.
Habitat: Warm grassland, wood edges.
Distribution: It is found from western Europe to eastern Asia.
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