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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1919 / 70.239
Photo © Brian Jones,  Fritton, Norfolk 29/4/2010

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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
04/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/05/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
08/05/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
08/05/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
08/05/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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