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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria
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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia

(Hübner, 1788) 1918 / 70.238

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Named after the 'lunar' or moon-shaped white mark on the wings.
Distinctive deep scallop on the hindwing.

A few Norfolk records from the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Recorded at Yarmouth in July 2021 (W. Hampton)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/07/2021127TG50Great Yarmouth
1992+28TL88Thetford
1988+28TF90Watton
1988+28TF90Watton
25/07/1987+27TM28Hardwick (Tyrrel's Wood)
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Forewing: 16-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Ash, Blackthorn, Dog-rose other broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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