Geometridae : Ennominae

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  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Early Moth
Theria primaria

(Haworth, 1809) 70.282/1960
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 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/07/2015327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
July 2015127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
30/05/2015128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
April 2015+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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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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