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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1917 / 70.237
Photo © Susie Turner,  02.04.2011 TG10

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-23mm.
Flight: Two generations Feb-May. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Other broadleaved plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Commonly distributed.
Wide range of habitats.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020227TM18 - Diss
11/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
10/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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