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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1919 / 70.239
Photo © Ken Palmer,  (digitised by G. Follows)

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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia
Forewing: 17-23mm.
Flight: Two generations April-May. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees. Hazel, birches etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland, heathland, scrub and fens.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
11/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/08/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/08/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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