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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1919 / 70.239
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Female, second brood. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2016

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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
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
09/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
06/08/2020125TM37 - Halesworth
05/08/2020226TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
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