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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. June 4th 2015.

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Little Thorn
Cepphis advenaria

(Hübner, 1790) 1901 / 70.221

Generally a rare and local species in the south, however, after an apparent absence of around one hundred years it has recently become quite common again in the Wyre Forest.

A species of sunny open woodland, and along verges of rides.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light in small numbers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bramble, Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/04/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
13/06/202110VC36 - HerefordshireSO37
13/06/20212VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
11/06/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
07/06/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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