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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1917 / 70.237

Norfolk status
Commonly distributed.
Wide range of habitats.

One of the earliest Thorn moths on the wing.

Two generations in Norfolk, March - May and July - September, the later brood is more numerous and usually produces smaller and paler moths.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/03/2024128TF63Snettisham
29/03/2024127TG20Poringland
29/03/2024128TM09Great Ellingham
27/03/2024127TG40Reedham
26/03/2024128TF63Snettisham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-23mm.
Flight: Two generations Feb-May. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Other broadleaved plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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