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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1917 / 70.237
Photo © Peter Kitchener

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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
12/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
12/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2020228TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/07/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/07/2020227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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