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Early Moth
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1960 / 70.282
Photo © Michael Kerr,  24/01/2018 - Sporle (garden)

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Jan-Feb.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Early species.
Open woodland areas, scrub and hedgerows .
Females are almost wingless.

The male moths can be spotted with a torch, usually clinging to the tips of outer branches of hawthorn or blackthorn hedgerows in January and February.

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/01/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
07/01/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
05/01/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/01/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/01/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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