Geometridae : Ennominae

Photo © Dave Appleton,  08/01/2012 - Bawdeswell

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Early Moth
1960 Theria primaria
(Haworth, 1809) 70.282
Norfolk status
Early species.
Open woodland areas, scrub and hedgerows .
Females are almost wingless.

The male moths can be spotted with a torch, usually clinging to the tips of outer branches of hawthorn or blackthorn hedgerows in January and February.

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2014228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
April 2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/03/2014127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
31/03/2014227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
17/03/2014127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Season: One generation Jan-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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