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Early Thorn
Selenia dentaria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1917 / 70.237

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent. It is common where blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crateagus spp.) grow, particularly on chalky soil. It is rare on open heathland. The second brood is twice the size of the first brood.

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
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
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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
12/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne
11/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
06/09/201919ST61 Sherborne
31/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
27/08/201919SY79 Puddletown

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