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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 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bramble, Bilberry
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/201912VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
01/06/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
24/05/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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