Sussex Emerald

Thalera fimbrialis


Species Codes

B&F 1672 RES 70.304

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Species Account

An endangered Red Data Book species, previously thought to be confined to shingle at Dungeness, Kent, but now also present further around the coast to Kingsdown.

""More recently discovered at Stodmarsh NNR, in 2018. 

""Fully protected under the UK Wildlife and Countryside Act, and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Sussex Emerald (Thalera fimbrialis) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Sussex Emerald (Thalera fimbrialis) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Sussex Emerald (Thalera fimbrialis) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Sussex Emerald (Thalera fimbrialis) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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