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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1917 / 70.237

Norfolk status
Commonly distributed.
Wide range of habitats.

One of the earliest Thorn moths on the wing.

Two generations in Norfolk, March - May and July - September, the later brood is more numerous and usually produces smaller and paler moths.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/09/2023128TF63Heacham
31/08/2023227TG33Ridlington
23/08/2023227TG24Overstrand
15/08/2023127TG13Sustead
14/08/2023127TG42Eccles
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-23mm.
Flight: Two generations Feb-May. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Other broadleaved plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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