Geometridae : Ennominae
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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia
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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1919 / 70.239

Norfolk status
Common.
Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Distinctive purple Thorn moth. The second summer generation produces smaller and paler individuals.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/05/2024127TG23North Walsham
30/04/2024128TF91Dereham 
30/04/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
18/04/2024128TF63Dersingham
13/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Forewing: 17-23mm.
Flight: Two generations April-May. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Hazel, birches etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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