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Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1917 / 70.237
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  15/04/2015 - Hethersett

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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 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2021327TG33 - Bacton
22/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
22/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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