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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1919 / 70.239
Photo © Dave Appleton,  14/04/2015 - North Elmham

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
31/07/2021128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
30/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/07/2021127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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