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Early Moth
Theria primaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1960 / 70.282

Found throughout the region but not often seen because of its very early flight period.

A species of open woodland, well established scrub and hedgerows.

Overwinters as a pupa. The female is wingless and mating pairs can be found on bare twigs after dark. Males fly from dusk and are attracted to light.

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: Jan - February
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Nat 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
31/12/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
19/12/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
11/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/03/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
21/03/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO79

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