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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 51 (74%) 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
16/02/2019127TG33 - Bacton
16/02/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/02/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/02/2019227TG33 - Bacton
14/02/2019227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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