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

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/04/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/04/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/04/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
20/04/2021228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/04/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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