The genome sequence of the Light Emerald, Campaea margaritaria (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wellcome Open Res. 2023 Oct 18:8:476. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.20136.1. eCollection 2023.


We present a genome assembly from an individual male Campaea margaritaria (the Light Emerald; Arthropoda; Insecta; Lepidoptera; Geometridae). The genome sequence is 335.2 megabases in span. The whole assembly is scaffolded into 31 chromosomal pseudomolecules, including the Z sex chromosome. The mitochondrial genome has also been assembled and is 16.9 kilobases in length. Gene annotation of this assembly on Ensembl identified 16,403 protein coding genes.

Keywords: Campaea margaritaria; Lepidoptera; Light Emerald; chromosomal; genome sequence.

Grants and funding

This work was supported by Wellcome through core funding to the Wellcome Sanger Institute (206194) and the Darwin Tree of Life Discretionary Award (218328).