Geometridae : Ennominae
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Immature stages

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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia
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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 70.239/1919
Norfolk status
Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/04/2019227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
20/04/2019127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
06/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Forewing: 17-23mm.
Season: Two generations April-May. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees Hazel, birches etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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