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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 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
14/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
13/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
13/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
13/08/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO32

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