Geometridae : Ennominae
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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1917 / 70.237

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats including urban areas.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come frequently to light.

Recorded in 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-23mm
Flight: February - May and July - September
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, other broadleaved plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
05/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
22/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
17/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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