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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria
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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia

(Hübner, 1788) 1918 / 70.238
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Named after the 'lunar' or moon-shaped white mark on the wings.
Distinctive deep scallop on the hindwing.

A few Norfolk records from the late 1980's, early 1990's. South Norfolk.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 1999.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/1999+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
1992+28TL88 - Thetford
1988+28TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
1988+28TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
1988+28TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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Forewing: 16-22mm.
Season: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Ash, Blackthorn, Dog-rose other broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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